Introduction to Software Engineering 1

10 Units

This course is an introduction to object-oriented programming language, for example Java. The course introduces the fundamentals of analysing a problem and then implementing a solution as a computer software system. Students are introduced to the software life cycle and an overview is given of the basic hardware and software components of a computer system. Students learn about problem solving strategies, top-down program development and programming style. The course provides a basic introduction to data abstraction and object-oriented analysis and design. Emphasis is placed on programming and testing.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

At the end of SENG1110, a student will be able to:

  • write complete, well documented and well structured programs.

  • use GUI based commands on keyboard, mouse and screen.

  • use selection and looping structures.

  • understand and write methods.

  • understand object declaration & initialization.

  • understand and apply (Java) classes to solve problems.

  • use input from and output to external files.

  • understand and use arrays

  • understand basic concepts in object-oriented programming
  1. Introduction
  2. Input/Output
  3. Control structures
  4. Methods
  5. Object-oriented progamming basics
  6. Classes
  7. Arrays
  8. Recursion
  9. Advanced topics
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge No assumed knowledge
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class - Mid term as per course outline
  • Essays / Written Assignments - as per course outline
  • Examination: Formal - A Final Examination according to the University Examination Timetable,
  • Laboratory Exercises - as per course outline
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Course Component: Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course. Student achieving >25% but less that 40% will be offered an alternate assessment if, and only if, all other assessment items have been submitted. Students obtaining <25% will not be offered an alternate assessment, and will fail the course, unless students have submitted Adverse Circumstances in accordance with the Adverse Circumstances Policy.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for SENG6110

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