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Java III

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This module develops advanced knowledge of the Java Programming language.

The module is designed to extend on knowledge learnt in Java II and is presented in a similar format.

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.


  • Creation of an application using random access files
  • Building a Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) using the Swing Toolkit
  • Life Cycle of a Thread
  • Creation of a multithreaded application
  • User and Daemon threads
  • Thread Synchronisation and Deadlocks
  • Introduction to the Internet Protocol ( IP )
  • User Datagram Protocol ( UDP )
  • Transmission Control Protocol ( TCP )
  • Creation of client/server network applications using both UDP and TCP
  • Remote Method Invocation ( RMI )
  • The RMI registry
  • Creation of an RMI application
  • The RMI security manager and policy files

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.

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.