Module Details

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Title ADVANCED OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
Code COMP213
Coordinator Dr V Kurlin
Computer Science
Vitaliy.Kurlin@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2017-18 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To introduce data structures and advanced programming language features within the context of a high-level programming language (Java). To demonstrate principles, provide indicative examples, develop problem-solving abilities and provide students with experience and confidence in the use of advanced features to implement algorithms in a contemporary software setting.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be familiar with data structures and advanced programming concepts within Java; should be able to carry out the construction of software artefacts utilising these concepts; and should be capable of carrying out the development of complex elements, such as user interfaces, multiprocessing, and fault-tolerant components.


Syllabus


  • Overview of object-oriented languages and Java [2 lectures]
  • Abstract Data Types [8 lectures]
  • Classes and class hierarchies in Java [13 lectures]
  • Robustness and error-handling [3 lectures]
  • Concurrency [4 lectures]
  • Input/Output and Network Programming in Java [6 lectures]

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture -

Laboratory Work -


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 36

    12

    48
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 102
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Written Exam  120  Semester 1  50  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Final Exam Notes (applying to all assessments) 2 practical exercises each worth 25% of the final grade Written examination This CA work is not marked anonymously. Practical assessment is employed for both formative assessment and summative assessment. Students will get short formative feedback on a weekly basis from the module demonstrators during tutorial / lab sessions. More detailed summative and formative feedback will be returned following assessment of the continuously assessed (CA) work. Resit exam will replace failed CA components, the Learning Outcomes will be covered in the resit exam.  
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Coursework  30 hours for all CAs  25  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Assessment 1 
Coursework  30 hours for all CAs  25  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Assessment 2 

Recommended Texts

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