CSCI1530 Computer Principles and Java Programming


Course code CSCI1530
Course title Computer Principles and Java Programming
Course description This course introduces computer programming in Java. Students will learn the functional elements of a computer system, modern programming concepts, problem solving and creation of computer applications. Students will be able to apply these computing skills in various disciplines. This course also provides a foundation to further study in advanced computing topics.
Unit(s) 3
Course level Undergraduate
Exclusion  CSCI1030 or 1110 or 1120 or 1130 or 1510 or 1520 or 1540 or ENGG1100 or ENGG1110 or ENGG2600 or 2601 or ESTR1000 or 1002 or 1100 or 1102 or 2008
Semester 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 comprehend, edit, compile, execute and correct Java programs;
2. Be able to use the Java language elements such as variables, expressions, data types, statements and methods comprehensively to create a complete Java program;
3. Be able to analyze, design and implement a solution to solve a problem by means of programming.
(for reference only)
Final exam: 40%
Mid-term exam: 30%
Programming Assignment: 30%
Recommended Reading List 1. Java How to Program by H.M. Deitel and P.J. Deitel 7th ed., Prentice Hall
2. A Comprehensive Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Java by C. Thomas Wu, McGraw-Hill
3. The Java Tutorials by Sun Developer Network


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