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Undergraduate Course: Informatics 1 - Object-Oriented Programming (INFR08014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaInformatics Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/inf1/oop/ Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis 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).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Informatics 1 - Computation and Logic (INFR08012) AND Informatics 1 - Functional Programming (INFR08013)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Informatics 1 - Data and Analysis (INFR08015)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements SCE H-grade Mathematics or equivalent is desirable.
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 14:00 - 14:50
First Class Week 1, Monday, 14:10 - 15:00, Zone: Central. Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
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).
Assessment Information
Written Examination 95
Assessed Assignments 5
Oral Presentations 0

Assessment
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.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus An introduction to the concepts of programming using a object oriented programming language.

Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: to be confirmed
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Introduction to Programming in Java, Robert Sedgewick & Kevin Wayne (2008), Addison-Wesley
The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 4th Edition, Sharon Zakhour et al. (2006), Addison-Wesley
Java Concepts, Cay Horstmann,, Wiley
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Lectures 20
Tutorials 10
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 0
Private Study/Other 70
Total 100
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Paul Anderson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3241
Email: dcspaul@inf.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Kirsten Belk
Tel: (0131 6)50 5194
Email: kbelk@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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