Object Oriented Programming


The aim of this introductory module is to enable students to learn the basic language constructs and APIs of Java and apply them to construct practical software components. The module gives coverage of fundamental algorithmic constructs in Java that realize logical, arithmetical, execution flow control and data manipulation behaviours in code. Essential APIs and code specification will be covered to encourage reusability for more efficient, scalable programming. Students will also be introduced via hands-on assignments to the application of basic object-oriented concepts that include class, inheritance and polymorphism. Basic testing using JUnit will be covered. Students will also be taught the handling of exceptions (not just to catch and ignore them) in order to develop secured code. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply what they have learnt to implement object-oriented software applications. They will also have an understanding of the benefits of code documentation and reusability.