Undergraduate Course: Informatics 1 - Object-Oriented Programming (INFR08014)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Informatics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||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).
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|Central||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 14:50|
||Week 1, Monday, 14:00 - 14:50, Zone: Central. AT LT1 |
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
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.
If delivered in semester 1, this course will have an option for semester 1 only visiting undergraduate students, providing assessment prior to the end of the calendar year.
||An introduction to the concepts of programming using a object oriented programming language.
Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: to be confirmed
||The main textbook for the course is the following:
Introduction to Programming in Java, Robert Sedgewick & Kevin Wayne (2008), Addison-Wesley
A concise introduction to the Java language, suited to people who already have significant programming experience, is the following:
The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 4th Edition, Sharon Zakhour et al. (2006), Addison-Wesley
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 0
Private Study/Other 70
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Klein
Tel: (0131 6)50 2705
|Course secretary||Ms Kirsten Belk
Tel: (0131 6)50 5194
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