CSC8406 : Object-oriented programming
- Offered for Year: 2016/17
- Module Leader(s): Dr Marta Koutny
- Owning School: Computing Science
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
Pre Requisite Comment
Co Requisite Comment
To provide a grounding in object-oriented design and implementation, programming environments, and object-oriented programming.
Outline Of Syllabus
- Programs, programming and programming environments.
- Object-oriented programming: comments; types; variable declarations; arithmetic and boolean expressions; assignment.
- Loops and conditions; input and output.
- Data structures: arrays and lists.
- Simple algorithms: searching, sorting.
- Objects; inheritance; applications.
- Introduction to graphical user interfaces.
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
To be able to define and discuss:
- an object-oriented initial programming language.
- design, implementation, testing and debugging programs.
- some common data structures and their use.
Intended Skill Outcomes
The ability to use a modern compilation environment.
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
- Oral : Present
- Written Other : Assessed
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||18||1:00||18:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||18||1:00||18:00||Practicals|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||36||1:00||36:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||10||1:00||10:00||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.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||1||M||100||One piece of assessed coursework involving report & implementation. (48 hours)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Coursework: Practice in writing programs is the most effective way for students to learn to program and prepare for subsequent modules. For that reason, the coursework component of the module contributes 100% of the total assessment.
Past Exam Papers
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