CSC8406 : Object-oriented programming

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide a grounding in object-oriented design and implementation, programming environments, and object-oriented programming.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Programs, programming and programming environments.
- Object-oriented programming: comments; types; variable declarations; arithmetic and boolean expressions; assignment.
- Loops and conditions; input and output.
- Data structures: arrays and lists.
- Simple algorithms: searching, sorting.
- Methods.
- Objects; inheritance; applications.
- Introduction to graphical user interfaces.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion181:0018:00Lecture follow-up
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00Lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical181:0018:00Practicals
Guided Independent StudyProject work361:0036:00Coursework
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study101:0010:00Background 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.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M100One piece of assessed coursework involving report & implementation. (48 hours)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Coursework: Practice in writing programs is the most effective way for students to learn to program and prepare for subsequent modules. For that reason, the coursework component of the module contributes 100% of the total assessment.

Reading Lists