Introduction to Software Engineering 1


This course is an introduction to object-oriented programming language, for example, Java. The course introduces the fundamentals of analysing a problem and then implementing a solution as a computer software system. Students are introduced to the software life cycle and an overview is given of the basic hardware and software components of a computer system. Students learn about problem solving strategies, top-down program development and programming style. The course provides a basic introduction to data abstraction and object-oriented analysis and design. Emphasis is placed on programming and testing.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Write complete, well documented and well structured programs.

2. Use input/output methods.

3. Use selection and looping structures.

4. Understand and write methods.

5. Understand object declaration & initialisation

6. Understand and apply (Java) classes to solve problems

7. Use input from and output to external files.

8. Understand and use arrays.

9. Understand basic concepts in object oriented programming.


  1. Introduction
  2. Input/Output
  3. Control structures
  4. Methods
  5. Object-oriented programming basics
  6. Classes
  7. Arrays
  8. Recursion
  9. Advanced topics

Assessment Items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab Work

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

In Term Test: Midterm Exam

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term