Course Outline

ICT221 Object-Oriented Programming

Course Coordinator:Mingzhong Wang (mwang@usc.edu.au) School:School of Science, Technology and Engineering

2022Semester 1

USC Sunshine Coast

USC Moreton Bay

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.

Online

Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

Please go to the USC website for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?

Description

This course introduces you to object-oriented programming, which is the most widely-used modern programming paradigm. You will learn to design larger programs by structuring them into multiple classes, with a variety of relationships between those classes, such as association, composition, and inheritance. These techniques will be applied to the building of sophisticated graphical user interfaces (GUI).

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Learning materials – Pre-recorded concept videos and associated activity 1hr Week 1 12 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – In-class tutorial 2hrs Week 1 13 times
Online
Learning materials – Pre-recorded concept videos and associated activity 1hr Week 1 12 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Interactive zoom tutorial 2hrs Week 1 13 times

Course Topics

  • Objects and Classes
  • Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism
  • Event-driven programming and GUI
  • I/O operations
  • Common data structures

What level is this course?

200 Level (Developing)

Building on and expanding the scope of introductory knowledge and skills, developing breadth or depth and applying knowledge and skills in a new context. May require pre-requisites where discipline specific introductory knowledge or skills is necessary. Normally, undertaken in the second or third full-time year of an undergraduate programs.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
1 Demonstrate knowledge of advanced object-oriented design for software development. Knowledgeable
2 Apply industry-standard software development, collaboration, and communication tools. Empowered
3 Proficiently communicate and coordinate software design activities through comprehending and writing effective reports, design documentation and specifications. Engaged
4 Build and evaluate systems for complex computing problems to meet specified stakeholder needs. Empowered

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.

Pre-requisites

ICT112

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Anti-requisites

Not applicable

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Knowledge of simple imperative programming (loops, conditionals, functions, arrays) is assumed as a prerequisite of this course.

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

The first few weeks of computer workshops will include practical Java programming tasks that give instant feedback. In addition to this, you will be given various online exercises to do that are auto-marking, so that you can see which concepts you have mastered and which concepts you are finding difficult. You will then be able to ask your tutor in the workshops about ways of solving those difficulties.

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Artefact - Technical and Scientific Individual or Group 20%
One Java program
Week 5 Online Submission
All 2 Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece Individual 40%
One Java program and 500-1000 word report
Week 12 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 3 Examination - Centrally Scheduled Individual 40%
2 hours
Exam Period Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All - Assessment Task 1:Programming exercises
Goal:
Design, document and create software.
Product: Artefact - Technical and Scientific
Format:
Design and implement a Java program addressing the given requirements. The source code should be hosted and submitted via an online GIT repository.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
The program will be marked according to its functionality, conciseness and elegance, input-output correctness, the use of good object-oriented style, and how well it follows the correct programming style.
1 2
All - Assessment Task 2:Programming assignment
Goal:
Design, document and create software.
Product: Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece
Format:
Individual project incorporating design, documentation and programming, plus a short report (500-1000 words) documenting the design, implemented functionality and limitations of your software, and reflection on your software development process. The source code should be hosted and submitted via an online GIT repository.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Good use of OOD and OOP
1 4
2
Robust and functional GUI with good use of event-driven programming
1 4
3
Comprehensive unit tests that cover the main use cases of the class
2
4
Adherence to recommended Java coding style (naming conventions, code formatting, commenting, etc.);
2 3
5
Good use of exception handling to catch and report any I/O or other errors
1 2
6
Clear explanation for the design and implementation via written communication
3
All - Assessment Task 3:Final examination
Goal:
Demonstrate knowledge of course content
Product: Examination - Centrally Scheduled
Format:
Individual assessment comprising questions from the information obtained from the lecture materials and the workshop activities.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Demonstrated knowledge of OOD, OOP, and Java development.
1 4

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.

Required? Author Year Title Edition Publisher
Required Y. Daniel Liang 2017 Introduction to Java Programming, Brief Version, Global Edition 11th ed Pearson

Specific requirements

Not applicable

How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.

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Study help

For help with course-specific advice, for example what information to include in your assessment, you should first contact your tutor, then your course coordinator, if needed.

If you require additional assistance, the Learning Advisers are trained professionals who are ready to help you develop a wide range of academic skills. Visit the Learning Advisers web page for more information, or contact Student Central for further assistance: +61 7 5430 2890 or studentcentral@usc.edu.au.

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  • Deferred Examinations
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