Object-Oriented Programming

The details
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Spring Special
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 14 January 2019
Friday 22 March 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC YHG1 Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer)

Module description

Outline Syllabus

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
Primitive and reference types (Classes, Objects and Arrays)
Inheritance and Polymorphism
Flow of Control (iteration, try-catch blocks, recursion)
File I/O
Dealing with Collections of Objects (Lists and Maps)
GUI Programming

Module aims

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Java.

Module learning outcomes

After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:

1. analyse, write and explain Java programs that utilise primitive and reference types and make use of a range of control structures including iteration, recursion and exception handling.
2. analyse, write and explain programs that define classes and use objects of those classes.
3. analyse, write and explain programs that utilise inheritance and polymorphism.
4. analyse, write and explain programs that use parts of a platform API to perform file-based I/O, event handling and display of simple graphical components.
5. demonstrate an understanding of the programming constructs and techniques introduced in this module.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and classes aligned to CE152 (CA Variant) are provided as online course material and webinars. It is possible that local students will opt to attend lectures and classes for CE152.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Java Programming Exercise     60% 
Practical   Lab Exercise Week 18    4% 
Practical   Lab Exercise Week 21    4% 
Practical   Lab Exercise Week 24    4% 
Written Exam  Progress Test - Week 22     28% 
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
0% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Yong Wang, email: yong.wang@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Yong Wang
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770mail address), Telephone 01206 872770csee-schooloffice@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 7 hours, 2 (28.6%) hours available to students:
5 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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