CSC8404 : Advanced Programming in Java
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ellis Solaiman
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The module aims to develop advanced skills in object-oriented design and in the practical use of Java.
It covers various aspects of sound object-oriented design and practice in Java, using practical exercises to illustrate design principles. It gives an introduction to frequently used libraries and contemporary software development tools to aid the programmer in the building and testing applications.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. The Java Object Model
2. Programming for low coupling and implementation independence including interface-based hierarchies, object factories and composition.
3. Safer programming - information hiding, defensive copying and immutability
4. Introduction to distributed programming with Java RMI
5. Java Software Development Tools including an IDE and the JUnit test framework.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||25||0:30||12:30||Revision for end of Semester exam & exam duration|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||1:00||20:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||16||1:00||16:00||Practicals|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||16||1:00||16:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||31||0:30||15:30||Background reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning.
This is a very practical subject, and it is important that the learning materials are supported by hands-on opportunities provided by practical classes. Students are expected to spend time on coursework outside timetabled practical classes.
Students aiming for 1st class marks are expected to widen their knowledge beyond the content of lecture notes through background reading.
Students should set aside sufficient time to revise for the end of semester exam.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||1||M||33||1 programming exercise (16 hours)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The PC examination will consist of a number of factual questions to test the students' broad knowledge of advanced programming, and a section requiring the students to show greater depth of understanding of a number of key concepts introduced.
The heavy weighting of coursework (33%) in this module reflects the importance of practical aspects of this module.
Study abroad students may request to take their exam before the semester 1 exam period, in which case the length of the exam may differ from that shown in the MOF.
N.B. This module has both “Exam Assessment” and “Other Assessment” (e.g. coursework). If the total mark for either assessment falls below 40%, the maximum mark returned for the module will normally be 40%.