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ELEC5619: Object Oriented Application Frameworks

This unit aims to introduce students to the main issues involved in producing large Internet systems by using and building application frameworks. Frameworks allow great reuse so developers do not have to design and implement applications from scratch, as students have done in ELEC3610 The unit lays down the basic concepts and hands on experience on the design and development of enterprise systems, emphasizing the development of systems using design patterns and application frameworks. A project-based approach will introduce the problems often found when building such systems, and will require students to take control of their learning. A project-based approach will introduce the problems often found when building such systems, and will require students to take control of their learning. Several development Java frameworks will be used, including Spring, Hibernate, and others. Principles of design patterns will also be studied.


Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Unit code ELEC5619
Unit name Object Oriented Application Frameworks
Session, year
Semester 2, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Assumed knowledge

Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended

Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Dong Yuan,
Lecturer(s) Sadiq Sani ,
Tutor(s) Yang Lu ,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Proposal - draft
0% Week 04 1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO2
In-semester test (Open book) Type C in-semester exam Mid-sem exam
40% Week 08
Due date: 20 Oct 2020 at 16:00

Closing date: 20 Oct 2020
50 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO9 LO8 LO6 LO5
Assignment Proposal - final
10% Week 08 2000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Project
40% Week 10 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Final Report
Technical report
5% Week 11 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Presentation group assignment Presentation
5% Week 12 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1
group assignment = group assignment ?
Type C in-semester exam = Type C in-semester exam ?
  • Project: Prototype, final application, presentation, learning journal.
  • Mid-sem exam: Concepts and programming languages used in the project.
  • Proposal – draft: 1,500 words describing project.
  • Proposal – final: 2,000 word document describing the project, including technical solution and addressing feedback.
  • Presentation: Produce short group video describing project outcomes.

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


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

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

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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:

Generally 20% penalty marks per day. Special cases will be considered.

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

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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 1. Introduction: about this course; 2. Design patterns Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 02 Spring Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 03 Spring Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 04 1. Maven; 2. Hibernate Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 05 1. Maven; 2. Hibernate Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 06 Architecture evaluations Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 07 1. Sakai introduction; 2. Architecture; 3. Setup and configuration Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 09 1. Data storage models; 2. Entities; 3. Security; 4. Presentation layer frameworks: JSP, JSF, RSF; 5. Sakai persistence and security Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 10 Application frameworks Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 11 Ajax architecture Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 12 1. WebML and CASE tools (Webratio); 2. Test driven development with JUnit4 and Mockito Tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 13 1. Text mining and the semantic web; 2. Course closure Tutorial (3 hr)  

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.

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. write reports and make presentations to communicate technical and often complex material in clear and concise terms for a specific target audience
  • LO2. work in a group effectively and efficiently by assuming clearly defined roles and responsibilities and then interacting in a constructive manner with the group by both contributing and evaluating others' viewpoints in order to reach a multilateral agreement on and execution of the solution
  • LO3. deploy a large site using a particular application framework to the extent of the material presented
  • LO4. undertake conception and design by investigating, researching and systematically compiling the various information resources available, in order to deliver an e-business project
  • LO5. evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using domain specific frameworks with a particular focus on web applications
  • LO6. customize a Content Management System (CMS) to particular user requirements using tools, principles and techniques developed throughout the course
  • LO7. write and modify Java code using Spring and Hibernate in a web application
  • LO8. compare and contrast different Web Application Frameworks available in the market using the principles and techniques developed in the course
  • LO9. assess the differences between using application frameworks for software development and other methods with less reusability.

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
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