Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Computer Engineering, Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Engineering Science, Systems Engineering
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This course develops a deeper understanding of object- oriented programming and associated practices. The focus is on programming techniques at the micro scale. Topics include: inheritance, polymorphism, genericity, error handling, testing and debugging. A sequence of short assignments will develop the key ideas and practices; rigour in testing will be developed through (automated) assessment of programme correctness.
Course Learning Objectives
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Implement, test, and debug object-oriented programs using all the facilities of the Java programming language, including exceptions, generics, assertions, and concurrency; (3(b),3(c),3(f))
2. Appreciate the range of programming techniques available, the strengths and weaknesses of particular techniques, and be able to choose and apply an appropriate programming technique to a given problem; (3(b),3(f))
3. Understand the range of programming tools available, their different strengths and weaknesses, and be able to choose the appropriate tools for a software development task; (3(b),3(f))
4. Use appropriate programming tools, such as development environments, test harnesses, frameworks, and libraries. (3(b),3(f))
Self Assessment 7%
Mid-term test 10%
Final Examination (2 hours) 50%
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