CE203-5-AU-CO:
Application Programming

The details
2024/25
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 13 December 2024
15
01 March 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BSC G610 Computer Games,
BSC G612 Computer Games (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G620 Computer Games (Including Foundation Year),
BSC I610 Computer Games (Including Placement Year),
BSC G400 Computer Science,
BSC G401 Computer Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G403 Computer Science (Including Foundation Year),
BSC I101 Computer Science (Including Placement Year),
MSCIG402 Computer Science,
MSCII100 Computer Science (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year),
BENGGH46 Computers with Electronics (Including Foundation Year),
BENGGH4P Computers with Electronics,
BENGGH4Q Computers with Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BENGI1H6 Computers with Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BSC G1G4 Mathematics with Computing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G1G8 Mathematics with Computing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC G1GK Mathematics with Computing,
BSC G1IK Mathematics with Computing (Including Placement Year),
BENGH615 Robotic Engineering,
BENGH616 Robotic Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
BENGH617 Robotic Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BENGH618 Robotic Engineering (Including Foundation Year),
BSC G111 Computing,
BSC G112 Computing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G113 Computing (Including Placement Year),
BSC LG01 Economics with Data Science,
BSC LG02 Economics with Data Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC LG03 Economics with Data Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC LG04 Economics with Data Science (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L310 Sociology with Data Science,
BSC L311 Sociology with Data Science (including Year Abroad),
BSC L312 Sociology with Data Science (including Placement Year),
BSC L313 Sociology with Data Science (Including foundation Year),
BSC H717 Robotics,
BSC H718 Robotics (including Placement Year),
BSC H719 Robotics (including Year Abroad),
BSC LL20 Politics with Data Science,
BSC LL21 Politics with Data Science,
BSC LL22 Politics with Data Science,
BSC I400 Artificial Intelligence,
BSC I401 Artificial Intelligence (Including Foundation Year),
BSC I402 Artificial Intelligence (including Placement Year),
BSC I403 Artificial Intelligence (including Year Abroad)

Module description

This module extends the student's knowledge and skills in object-oriented application programming. Further Java programming language principles and the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are explored supported through reference to Unified Modelling Language (UML) and design patterns.

Java Graphical User Interface (GUI) Swing and AWT APIs are practically examined in some detail. The Java Collections API is explored with emphasis on how to utilise these classes in programs to best effect. Students will also be introduced to third-party APIs, since an important part of application programming is the process of understanding and using such APIs.

The module will give students core programming skills that are required for Years 2 and 3 of the Computer Science degree schemes.

Module aims

The aims of this module are to equip students with skills in object-oriented application programming using the Java programming language as the exemplar. The module will give students core programming skills that are required for Years 2 and 3 of the Computer Science degree schemes.

Module learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate knowledge of core Java application libraries.
2. Explain the event-driven model underlying Java GUIs.
3. Write Java programs with interactive graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
4. Demonstrate knowledge of how Java programs interact with databases.
5. Write Java programs that make efficient use of the Java collections package.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of design patterns appropriate to Java GUIs.

Module information

Outline Syllabus

Review of Java Object Oriented Programming principles
Review of inheritance, abstract classes and interfaces
Exceptions
Generics

Application Programming and APIs
The Collections framework
User interface programming with AWT and Swing, event handling including introductions to Android app development and Java FX
Relational database interfacing with JDBC
Model View Controllers / Model View Presenter Design Patterns

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and Labs

Bibliography*

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Progress Test (In person, MCQ Moodle Test, Closed Book)     25% 
Coursework   Programming Assignment     75% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 180 minutes during January 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Faiyaz Doctor, email: fdocto@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Faiyaz Doctor
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770 (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
No
No
Yes

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 42 hours, 14 (33.3%) hours available to students:
28 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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