15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module presents the object-oriented approach to building large software systems from components in the Java Programming Language. It assumes basic Java Programming skills acquired in COM6471. Large-scale program design and implementation issues are covered, using the Java Application Programmer's Interface, the Java Foundation Classes, the Java Abstract Windowing Toolkit and the Java Collections Framework. Detailed topics include: data and procedural abstraction, generics, collection interfaces and implementations, searching and sorting algorithms, time and space complexity analysis, the event-driven model of computation, GUI building and files.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students whose home department is Computer Science (or to students on joint programmes with Computer Science).

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Notes: This unit forms part of an accredited degree programme

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