Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course is an introduction to an object-oriented programming language. The course introduces the fundamentals of analysing a problem and then implementing a solution as a computer software system using an object-oriented language. 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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Comprehend the concepts of object-oriented programming

2. Comprehend a programming problem and design a solution

3. Code a solution to a problem

4. Comprehend and implement selection and loop structures

5. Comprehend and implement classes and methods

6. Comprehend and implement different input/output solutions

7. Comprehend and implement arrays

8. Test and document program solutions

9. Explore advanced topics in object-oriented programming


  1. Programming language syntax
  2. Elementary programming concepts
  3. Control structures
  4. Object oriented programming basics
  5. Methods and classes
  6. Documentation techniques
  7. Testing and debugging techniques
  8. Arrays

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises

Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 2

In Term Test: Mid Term Exam

Formal Examination: Final Exam *

* 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 whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade, which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.

Contact hours


Computer Lab

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


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


Computer Lab

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Sydney Elizabeth Street

Computer Lab

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


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

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