CSC8002 : Advanced Programming
- Offered for Year: 2016/17
- Module Leader(s): Dr Marta Koutny
- Demonstrator: Mr Dan Nesbitt
- Lecturer: Dr Neil Speirs
- Owning School: Computing Science
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
|CSC8001||Programming and Data Structures|
Pre Requisite Comment
Co Requisite Comment
This course is intended to expose students to advanced features of Java programming. The module will:
- extend knowledge of Java
- introduce design patterns and good practice
- familiarise students with a range of simple algorithms and data structures,
- provide an overview of concurrent programming in the shared memory model, and concurrent object-oriented programming in Java,
- provide an introduction to event-driven programming in general, and event handling in the context of Java GUI programming.
Outline Of Syllabus
Design patterns and good practice.
Common data structures and manipulation of collections of objects.
Event driven Programming.
Introduction to GUI programming using Swing.
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
To be able to describe & discuss advanced features of Java programming including:
- design patterns and good practice,
- immutability, composition and object factories,
- concurrent programming in the shared memory model,
- concurrent object-oriented programming in Java,
- event-driven programming,
- event handling in the context of Java GUI programming
Intended Skill Outcomes
The ability to use advanced features of Java programs including:
- concurrent and event-driven programming
- simple algorithms and data structures
Graduate Skills Framework
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
- Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
- Critical Thinking : Present
- Data Synthesis : Assessed
- Active Learning : Present
- Numeracy : Present
- Information Literacy
- Source Materials : Present
- Synthesise And Present Materials : Assessed
- Use Of Computer Applications : Assessed
- Self Management
- Self Awareness And Reflection : Present
- Planning and Organisation
- Goal Setting And Action Planning : Assessed
- Decision Making : Assessed
- Personal Enterprise
- Innovation And Creativity : Present
- Initiative : Present
- Independence : Present
- Problem Solving : Present
- Adaptability : Present
- Commercial Acumen
- Market Awareness : Present
- Commercial Acumen
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||44||1:00||44:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||50||0:30||25:00||Revision for end of Semester exam & exam duration|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||44||1:00||44:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||22||1:00||22:00||Practicals|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||22||1:00||22:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||43||1:00||43:00||Background reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning.
This is a very practical subject, and it is important that the learning materials are supported by hands-on opportunities provided by practical classes. Students are expected to spend time on coursework outside timetabled practical classes.
Students aiming for 1st class marks are expected to widen their knowledge beyond the content of lecture notes through background reading.
Students should set aside sufficient time to revise for the end of semester exam.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||2||M||20||Approx 2 pieces of equally weighted programming coursework (22 hours each)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination will consist of two sections. The first one will concern design patterns and good practice, while the second one will concern concurrent and event-driven programming. Both sections will offer a choice of questions and are intended to test the knowledge and understanding of the material covered in the lectures.
N.B. This module has both “Exam Assessment” and “Other Assessment” (e.g. coursework). If the total mark for either assessment falls below 40%, the maximum mark returned for the module will normally be 40%.
Past Exam Papers
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