COIT11222 - Programming Fundamentals
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is designed for students who have had little or no programming experience. The unit aims to teach students principles, design and development of object-oriented programs. It covers topics such as modern IDEs, pseudocode, variables, constants, data types, operators, expressions, statements, classes, objects, inheritance, loops, methods, passing parameters and arrays. Students will learn how to design, implement and test programs using a modern IDE.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Examination 65%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students especially distance students would like to see more practical tutorial videos Have your say Create more practical tutorial videos.
Difficulty for distance students learning programming for the first time and generally need personal help Have your say Encourage distance students to form study groups and make workshops available in regional areas. An online discussion time with the unit coordinator could also be very beneficial to distance students.
Students without a PC have to use Netbeans or other IDE. Students would like a tutorial on using Netbeans. Have your say Point students to the Netbeans tutorial on the Moodle site and provide extra support in tutorials for students who have a Mac and cannot install TextPad the preferred IDE
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Understand the principles of object-oriented programming.
  2. Demonstrate the use of modern IDE (integrated development environment).
  3. Develop programs using various data types, operators, expressions, statements and loops.
  4. Develop programs using arrays for storing, searching and sorting data.
  5. Develop programs using user defined methods, parameters and arguments.
  6. Develop programs using graphical user interface and streams.
  7. Apply techniques used to produce quality programs.
  8. Design programs that: (a) are easy to maintain, (b) are free from logic errors, (c) are free from runtime errors, (d) validate input data, (e) respond appropriately to invalid input data, (f) are easy to debug and (g) promote the reuse of code.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is
in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is
increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
Program ming/Software Development (PROG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Communication              
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence                
8. Ethical practice                

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Examination          

Prescribed Textbooks

Java Programming
Author/s: Joyce Farrell Year: 2016
Edition: Eighth edition Publisher: Cengage Learning
City: Boston State: Massachusetts
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • JDK, http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
  • TextPad, http://www.textpad.com/download/index.html
  • (Optional)NetBeans, http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMichael Li (m.li@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Creating Java Programs

Chapter 1

Week 2 17-07-2017

Using Data

Chapter 2

Week 3 24-07-2017

Making Decisions

Chapter 5

Week 4 31-07-2017 Looping

Chapter 6

Week 5 07-08-2017

Using Methods, Classes and Objects

Chapter 3

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

More Object Concepts

Chapter 4

Assignment 1 Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Arrays

Chapter 8

Week 8 04-09-2017

Advanced Array Concepts

Chapter 9

Week 9 11-09-2017

Introduction to Swing Components

Chapter 14

Week 10 18-09-2017

Characters, Strings, and the StringBuilder

Chapter 7

Week 11 25-09-2017

Files Input and Output

Chapter 13

Assignment 2 Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Revision

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

Unit Coordinator: Dr.Michael Li
Building 70/1.23, Rockhampton Campus
Email: m.li@cqu.edu.au (Best contact way)
Telephone: 61-7-4930 6337

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

This assessment item is designed to test your understanding of topics such as variables, constants, types, operators, standard input/output, loops, if statements, classes, objects and methods. The assessment task is to write, compile and execute java programs using the above mentioned topics. Further details are available on the unit website in the Assessment 1 Specification document.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017)
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria
  1. Efficient object-oriented program design.
  2. Appropriate use of variables, constants, types, operators, expressions, statements and loops.
  3. Appropriate use of objects, classes and methods.
  4. Effective use of good programming practice/techniques.
  5. Rigorous testing of the program for logic, runtime and other errors.
  6. Compilation and execution of the program using a modern IDE.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Understand the principles of object-oriented programming.

2. Demonstrate the use of modern IDE (integrated development environment).

3. Develop programs using various data types, operators, expressions, statements and loops.

5. Develop programs using user defined methods, parameters and arguments.

7. Apply techniques used to produce quality programs.

8. Design programs that: (a) are easy to maintain, (b) are free from logic errors, (c) are free from runtime errors, (d) validate input data, (e) respond appropriately to invalid input data, (f) are easy to debug and (g) promote the reuse of code.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

This assessment item is designed to test your understanding of topics such as GUI input/output, arrays/arrayLists, methods with parameters and searching. The assessment task is to write, compile and execute a Java program using the above mentioned topics. Further details are available on the unit website in the Assessment 2 Specification document.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria
  1. Efficient object-oriented program design.
  2. Appropriate use of variables, constants, types, operators, expressions, statements and loops.
  3. Appropriate use of objects, classes and methods.
  4. Effective use of good programming practice/techniques.
  5. Rigorous testing of the program for logic and runtime errors, data validation and reuse of code.
  6. Compilation and execution of the program using a modern IDE.
  7. Efficient use of arrays/arrayLists, searching algorithms.
  8. Appropriate use of graphical user interface.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Understand the principles of object-oriented programming.

2. Demonstrate the use of modern IDE (integrated development environment).

3. Develop programs using various data types, operators, expressions, statements and loops.

4. Develop programs using arrays for storing, searching and sorting data.

5. Develop programs using user defined methods, parameters and arguments.

6. Develop programs using graphical user interface and streams.

7. Apply techniques used to produce quality programs.

8. Design programs that: (a) are easy to maintain, (b) are free from logic errors, (c) are free from runtime errors, (d) validate input data, (e) respond appropriately to invalid input data, (f) are easy to debug and (g) promote the reuse of code.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 65%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Understand the principles of object-oriented programming.

3. Develop programs using various data types, operators, expressions, statements and loops.

4. Develop programs using arrays for storing, searching and sorting data.

5. Develop programs using user defined methods, parameters and arguments.

6. Develop programs using graphical user interface and streams.

7. Apply techniques used to produce quality programs.

8. Design programs that: (a) are easy to maintain, (b) are free from logic errors, (c) are free from runtime errors, (d) validate input data, (e) respond appropriately to invalid input data, (f) are easy to debug and (g) promote the reuse of code.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy


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