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

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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).
Course description An introduction to the concepts of programming using a object oriented programming language.

Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: to be confirmed
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.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 9, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 16, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 60 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  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 , and apply basic tools to aid in developing programs (e.g. IDE, version control)
Reading List
Addison-Wesley The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 6th Edition, Raymond Gallardo et al. (2014)
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Course organiserDr Volker Seeker
Tel: (0131 6)50 5191
Course secretaryMr Rob Armitage
Tel: (0131 6)50 5194
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