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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).
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 3 - 2023
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).
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
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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
Assessment items are not covered enough in tutorials.
Ensure tutors are covering the assessment items in tutorials by making tutorial sessions more specific to assessment items.
Feedback from Student feedback
Computers in the labs are very slow
Labs have been dormant during the pandemic. Hopefully, they are improving with face-to-face labs returning.
Feedback from Unit Coordinator reflection
Some assessment attempts (including the project) by the students have used techniques not covered in the unit.
Make it mandatory that only techniques covered in the unit are used. Include this condition in the specification and the marking rubrics.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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
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.
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