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Unit of study_

COMP9103: Software Development in Java

Programming in a legible, maintainable, reusable way is essential to solve complex problems in the pervasive computing environments. This unit will equip students with foundation of programming concepts that are common to widely used programming languages. Students will be progressively guided in this introductory unit from necessary and important building blocks of programming to the object-oriented approach. Java, one of the most popular programming languages, is used in this unit. It provides interdisciplinary approaches, applications and examples to support students from broad backgrounds such as science, engineering, and mathematics.

Details

Academic unit Computer Science
Unit code COMP9103
Unit name Software Development in Java
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal evening
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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COMP5214
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Ali Anaissi, ali.anaissi@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam Written exam
60% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Skills based evaluation Weekly lab skills assessment
10% Multiple weeks N/A
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Assignment Programming & problem-solving skills test
Online quiz
5% Week 05 40 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6 LO7
Assignment Programming & problem-solving skills test
Online quiz
5% Week 09 one hour
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6 LO7
Assignment Java programming assignment
20% Week 12 N/A
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5 LO7 LO8

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

In accordance with university policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date. <ul><li>Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar date after the due date.</li><li> After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.</li></ul>

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Unit introduction/using classes and objects Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 02 Primitive types and decision Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 03 Iteration and program tracing Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 04 Primitive arrays Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 05 Introduction to OOP Online class (3 hr)  
Week 06 Define classes 1 Online class (3 hr)  
Week 07 Define classes 2 Online class (3 hr)  
Week 08 ArrayList and file IO Online class (3 hr)  
Week 09 OO software development & case study Online class (3 hr)  
Week 10 Inheritance Online class (3 hr)  
Week 11 Interface and polymorphism Online class (3 hr)  
Week 12 Recursion Online class (3 hr)  
Week 13 Revision Online class (3 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

  • Study commitment: Laboratory – Students are enabled to practice the programming skill after the lecture session.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Prescribed readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed through the Library eReserve, available on Canvas.

  • Cay S. Horsmann, Java Concepts (5th). John Wiley & Sons, 978-0-470-10555-9.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. read, understand, and interpret Java code
  • LO2. understand, modify, and add functionality to Java programs
  • LO3. convert simple pseudo-code to Java code
  • LO4. write correct Java programs to manipulate data
  • LO5. trace, test and debug in basic Java programs
  • LO6. understand the essential concepts of object-oriented programming, including classes, objects, encapsulation, inheritance, interface, and polymorphism
  • LO7. identify, define, and analyse problems for solution with Java
  • LO8. design Java solutions that address the problems identified.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
No changes have been made since this unit was last offered

More information can be found on Canvas.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this unit.

Site visit guidelines

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