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Java II

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This module extends on your knowledge of the Java Programming language.

The module is designed to extend on the basic concepts learnt in Java I and is taught along similar lines.

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.


  • 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
  • algorithms, use of bubble, insertion and selection sorts
  • event handling
  • MouseListener interface
  • MouseAdapter class
  • use of FlowLayout, Borderlayout, GridLayout and GridBagLayout layout managers. With both the Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT) and the Swing Toolkit.
  • adding components to the graphical frame

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.

Assessed work will include the creation of a number of applications with a graphical user interface (GUI). 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.

Reading suggestions

  • 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’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


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.