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Unit information: Object-Oriented Programming in 2018/19

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Unit name Object-Oriented Programming
Unit code COMS10009
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Burghardt
Open unit status Not open

Imperative Programming.



School/department Department of Computer Science
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit provides an introduction to object-oriented programming, assuming no prior exposure to the paradigm. The aim is to introduce objects and classes. Important principles include inheritance, abstraction, encapsulation, and polymorphism.

Intended learning outcomes

Students should be able to understand and produce programs in an object-oriented programming language.

They should also be able to identify the key features of such languages.

Teaching details

Lectures, supported by lab sessions.

Up to 4 hours per week: 2 hours of lectures, 2 hours labs.

Assessment Details

100% coursework.

Reading and References

- Head First Java by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates, 2nd Edition, O'Reilly Media, ISBN:0596009208 - Head First Design Patterns by Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, O'Reilly Media, ISBN: 0000596007124 - Java Precisely by Peter Sestoft, 2nd Edition, MIT Press, ISBN: 9780262693257