CSCI1030 Hands-on Introduction to Java


Course code CSCI1030
Course title Hands-on Introduction to Java
Course description This course aims to provide an intensive hands-on introduction to the Java programming language. Topics include the basic Java language syntax, variable declaration, basic operators, program flow and control, defining and using functions, file and operating system interface. Specific key features of the Java programming language such as object-oriented methodology, class templates, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, etc. will be highlighted.
Unit(s) 1
Course level Undergraduate
Exclusion CSCI1130 or 1530 or ESTR1102
Semester 1 or 2
Grading basis Graded
Grade Descriptors A/A-:  EXCELLENT – exceptionally good performance and far exceeding expectation in all or most of the course learning outcomes; demonstration of superior understanding of the subject matter, the ability to analyze problems and apply extensive knowledge, and skillful use of concepts and materials to derive proper solutions.
B+/B/B-:  GOOD – good performance in all course learning outcomes and exceeding expectation in some of them; demonstration of good understanding of the subject matter and the ability to use proper concepts and materials to solve most of the problems encountered.
C+/C/C-: FAIR – adequate performance and meeting expectation in all course learning outcomes; demonstration of adequate understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
D+/D: MARGINAL – performance barely meets the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of partial understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
F: FAILURE – performance does not meet the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of serious deficiencies and the need to retake the course.
Learning outcomes 1. Be able to write, compile and execute Java programs
2. Be able to make use of Java’s object-oriented methodology
3. Be able to design and create applications using Java Foundation Classes (JFC)
4. Be able to develop object-oriented program using classes, inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism
(for reference only)
Assignment :50%
Final exam :50%
Recommended Reading List 1. Introduction to Java Programming: Fundamentals First (6th Edition) (GOAL Series) (Paperback), Daniel Liang, Prentice Hall, 2006


CSCIN programme learning outcomes Course mapping
Upon completion of their studies, students will be able to:  
1. identify, formulate, and solve computer science problems (K/S); TP
2. design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs (K/S);
3. receive the broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer science solutions in a global and societal context (K/V);
4. communicate effectively (S/V);
5. succeed in research or industry related to computer science (K/S/V);
6. have solid knowledge in computer science and engineering, including programming and languages, algorithms, theory, databases, etc. (K/S); TP
7. integrate well into and contribute to the local society and the global community related to computer science (K/S/V);
8. practise high standard of professional ethics (V);
9. draw on and integrate knowledge from many related areas (K/S/V);
Remarks: K = Knowledge outcomes; S = Skills outcomes; V = Values and attitude outcomes; T = Teach; P = Practice; M = Measured