Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 20 Credits.
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This course assumes the student has covered a large number of the topics covered in the Java I module. Students will be introduced to the theory and use of inheritance and will also design their own Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) using both the Abstract Windowing Toolkit ( AWT ) and the Swing Toolkit.
Who is this course for?
This module is designed to extend the student’s knowledge of the Java Programming language and is presented in a similar format to that of Java I.
Learning and Teaching
This module includes a mix of traditional lectures and laboratory sessions. Each meeting starts with a lecture and finishes with a laboratory session.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
During the course, you will be given assignments to be submitted to the course tutor. At the end of the course, there will be a class test.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- Setting up an exception handling using try, catch and finally blocks
- Checked and Unchecked exceptions
- Classes revisited: extension of classes and abstract classes
- Introduction to inheritance
- Inherited and overriden methods
- Animation and Sound
- Introduction to JDBC to connect to SQL databases.
- Control of external devices via serial ports.
- Algorithms, Use of bubble, insertion and selection sorts
- Event Handling
- Introduction to the Swing Toolkit
- Horstman, C.S. (1999) Computing Concepts with Java 2 essentials. John Wiley.
- Horstmann, C.S. (2002) Big Java. John Wiley.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.