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CS2020: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course is concerned with tools and techniques for scalable and dependable software programming. It focusses primarily on the Java programming language and related technologies. The course gives extensive programming practice in Java. It covers in depth features of the language and how best to use them, the execution model of the language, memory management, design principles underpinning the language, and comparisons with other languages. Tools for collaboration, productivity, and versioning will also be discussed. 




Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Bruce A. Scharlau
  • Dr Milan Markovic

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course features a comprehensive introduction to the Java languages, with many exercises and examples. It includes 

  • Basic programming and control flow in Java 
  • Datatypes in Java 
  • Errors, debugging. 
  • Exception-handling 
  • Object-oriented features in Java 
  • Essential Java classes and Collections 
  • Graphical User Interfaces in Java 
  • Execution model and Java virtual machine 
  • Language features and design principles such as typing, parameter-passing, call stack, memory management. 
  • Tools for productivity and collaboration, including integrated development environments and version-control. 

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 10 - 19

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Java Exercises

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Software & Report: Python/Java/Haskell

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Class Test

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Class Test

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyAbility to apply tools for enhancing productivity and collaboration in software development.
ProceduralAnalyseSolid understanding of language features, principles, semantics, execution, and how these work in applications
ProceduralAnalyseLearn how to analyse and correct programs.
ProceduralCreateBe able to confidently apply robust software programming technology and practices to creatively solve complex problems.

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