CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming
All details in this unit profile for COIT20245 have been officially approved by CQUniversity and represent a learning partnership between the University and you (our student).
The information will not be changed unless absolutely necessary and any change will be clearly indicated by an approved correction included in the profile.
General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will learn how to program using the Java programming language. It is assumed that you have little or no programming experience so you will be guided through the basics of application development using classes and objects. You will learn about the parts of a program including variables, types, and methods, and learn how to take input and produce output. A key aspect of this unit is practical, hands-on, simple application development and testing which you will do in an industry standard integrated development environment (IDE).

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Anti-requisite: COIT29222 Programming Principles.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Project (applied)
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback.

Feedback

Learning resources are in need of improvement.

Recommendation

Review the teaching model employed in the unit and the textbook that is being used.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator reflection on assessment performance.

Feedback

More emphasis should be placed on documentation, design and testing.

Recommendation

Incorporate additional material on documentation, design and testing into the lecture content.

Feedback from Teaching team.

Feedback

Online tutorial classes are too large for effective interaction.

Recommendation

Reduce class sizes for online tutorials.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Develop professionally documented and thoroughly tested object-oriented applications using an industry standard integrated development environment (IDE)
  2. Apply procedural concepts (methods, iteration, selection) to the realisation of object behaviour
  3. Implement standard algorithms such as searching, sorting, and sequential processing for arrays and lists of objects
  4. Employ the stream abstraction to process records contained in sequential text files
  5. Demonstrate command of the subset of the programming language presented in this unit, including its syntax, type system, scope rules, and libraries.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Programming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Testing (TEST)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment - 20%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Project (applied) - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment - 20%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Project (applied) - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Java How to Program : Early Objects Edition 11th Edition (2018)

Authors: Paul Deitel and Harvey Deitel
Pearson Education
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9780134743356
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Both paper and eBook versions can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • JDK, http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
  • NetBeans, http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html
  • TextPad, http://www.textpad.com/download/index.html
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Biplob Ray Unit Coordinator
b.ray@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Object Technology and Java

Chapter

Chapter 1

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Java Applications

Chapter

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Classes, Objects, Methods and Strings

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Control Statements: Part 1

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Control Statements: Part 2

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Methods: A Deeper Look

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

 


Practical Assessment - Assignment One Due: Week 6 Friday (27 Aug 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Arrays and ArrayLists

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Arrays and ArrayLists (Continue from

Week 7)

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Searching, Sorting and Big O

Chapter

Chapter 19

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Strings, Characters and Regular

Expressions

Chapter

Chapter 14

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Files and Streams

Chapter

Chapter 15

Events and Submissions/Topic

 


Practical Assessment - Assignment Two Due: Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Revision and Project Preparation

Chapter

Lecture Notes from Weeks 1 - 12

Events and Submissions/Topic


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Term Specific Information

Welcome to Term 2 2021! Unit Contact details are found on the unit page on Moodle ( under "Information", top left corner). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions which are not suitable to be asked through the unit forums.

Have an enjoyable term!


Unit Coordinator - (T2, 2021 COIT20245 - Introduction to Programming)

Dr. Biplob Ray

CQUniversity Australia, Melbourne Campus, Lvl 6 (6.10) 120 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000

P 03 9616 0695 | X 50695 | E b.ray@cqu.edu.au

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment - Assignment One

Task Description

A simple Java program which uses basic Java concepts such as declaration of variables, input and output, and control statements such selection and repetition. See Moodle for the full specification of the assignment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (27 Aug 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Online via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (10 Sep 2021)

Online via Moodle


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

  • Assessment Criteria

    The students are assessed mainly against their:

    1. knowledge about Variables, constants and types;

    2. ability to code with standard coding practices;

    3. understanding about input, processing and output;

    4. ability to report correctly.

    More detailed marking criteria can be accessed from Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Submission Instructions
Online via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply procedural concepts (methods, iteration, selection) to the realisation of object behaviour


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Self-management

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment - Assignment Two

Task Description

A menu program will be supplied in which students will complete the method stubs and their own methods. The students will also create a class in which and array of objects will be implemented. See Moodle for the full specification of the assignment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Online via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021)

Online via Moodle


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

  • Assessment Criteria

    The students are assessed mainly against their:

    1. knowledge about objects, search and sorting;

    2. ability to design methods and class;

    3. knowledge of errore handling;

    4. ability to report correctly.

    More detailed marking criteria can be accessed from Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Submission Instructions
Online via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Develop professionally documented and thoroughly tested object-oriented applications using an industry standard integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Apply procedural concepts (methods, iteration, selection) to the realisation of object behaviour
  • Implement standard algorithms such as searching, sorting, and sequential processing for arrays and lists of objects


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Self-management

3 Project (applied)

Assessment Title
Take Home Test

Task Description

A take home test will be made available during the exam in which students will have 24 hours to complete the test.


Assessment Due Date

Return Date to Students

Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Instructed via exam advice in Moodle


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Submission Instructions
Online via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Implement standard algorithms such as searching, sorting, and sequential processing for arrays and lists of objects
  • Employ the stream abstraction to process records contained in sequential text files
  • Demonstrate command of the subset of the programming language presented in this unit, including its syntax, type system, scope rules, and libraries.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

What can you do to act with integrity?

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.