THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Informatics 1 - Object-Oriented Programming (U04325)
This course presents a conceptual and practical introduction to object oriented programming, exemplified by Java. As well as providing a grounding in the use of Java, the course will cover general principles of programming in imperative and object oriented frameworks. After completing the course successfully, students will be able to develop programs that support experimentation, simulation and exploration in other parts of the Informatics curriculum (e.g. the capacity to implement, test and observe a particular algorithm).
? Pre-requisites : Prior attendance at the following courses is essential: Informatics 1 - Computation & Logic [U04323] Informatics 1 - Functional Programming [U04324] SCE H-grade Mathematics or equivalent is desirable.
? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1 - Name, explain and apply the core concepts and constructs used in imperative and object-oriented programming.
2 - Given a detailed design, develop a working program that implements the design.
3 - Develop small programs, or components of larger ones, or modify existing ones, to solve clearly defined programming problems.
4 - Given a clearly described component, develop a test set and test code for a component. Use code review and debugging tools to identify the location of a fault in an erroneous program.
5 - Run and analyse a given program; describe how well it works compared to its specification, or identify ways in which it fails.
6 - Apply basic tools to aid in developing programs (e.g. IDE, version control).
Written Examination 95
Assessed Assignments 5
Oral Presentations 0
Formative assessment will be used to provide feedback and guidance to students and will take the form of quizzes, exercise sheets, practical exercises and coursework assignments, covering areas from across the syllabus. A summatively assessed class test (worth 5% of the final mark) will be held mid semester and will test students basic programming competence.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Kirsten Belk
Dr Alex Simpson
Course Website : http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/
School Website : http://www.informatics.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/