Syllabus for Introduction to Programming with Java

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  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2IS233
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Software Engineering G1N, Information Systems G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2017-11-03
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2018
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English 6, Mathematics 3b/3c, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 or English B, Mathematics C, Civics A
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Decisions and guidelines

The course is included in the following degree programme:

  • Bachelor's Programme in Information Systems, specialisation software engineering, 180 credits
  • Bachelor's Programme in Digital Business Development, 180 credits
Be given also as a freestanding course.

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • Explain concepts in object oriented programming
  • Describe data types and principles of error handling
Regarding competence and skills the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
  • Design simple and structured object-oriented programmes
  • Communicate and justify proposed solutions
  • Document code
  • Formulate test plans and carry out basic unit testing
Regarding judgement and approach the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
  • Evaluate solutions based on given criteria

Content

The course deals with how you create structured object-oriented programmes using the programming language Java. To achieve this, the course deals with concepts such as variable, method, selection and iteration. The course also gives an introduction to object orientation, where classes, objects, inheritance and composition are centrally. Other parts that are dealt with are documentation, error handling, troubleshooting and test. The theoretical knowledge is applied continuously in exercises and laboratory sessions.

Component 1: Introduction, 2.5 credits The component introduces object orientation and programming concepts, theoretically and practically.

Part 2: Proficiency exercise in programming, 2.5 credits The component let the students exercise and deepen their programming skills.

Part 3: Application, 2.5 credits The component let the students apply their knowledge and skills, with focus on creating structured programmes that are simple to extend.

Instruction

The course is given in the form of lectures and practical assignments.

Assessment

The components are examined through written assignments and written exam.

Other directives

The course is given on Campus Gotland and as a distance course.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.