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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 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
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 42 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
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 100
Assessed Assignments 0
Oral Presentations 0

The summative assessment will be by an open-book practical programming examination.

Formative assessment will be used to provide feedback and guidance to students and will take the form of weekly guided programming exercises designed to progressively cover the curriculum and to off er a range of difficulty levels. Students will also be encouraged to develop larger programs of interest to them, in order to challenge themselves to extend their programming skills beyond the basics and to begin to learn to design software.
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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 Addison-Wesley The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 5th Edition, Sharon Zakhour et al. (2013)
Introduction to Programming in Java, Robert Sedgewick & Kevin Wayne (2008),
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Lectures: 10
Tutorials: 8
Timetabled Laboratories: 20
Non-timetabled assessed assignments: 0
Private Study/Other: 62
Total 100
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr Paul Anderson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3241
Course secretaryMiss Susan Cade
Tel: (0131 6)50 5194
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