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 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Write complete, well documented and well structured programs
  2. Use GUI based commands on keyboard, mouse and screen.
  3. Use selection and looping structures
  4. Understand and write methods.
  5. Understand object declaration & initialisation.
  6. Understand and apply (Java) classes to solve problems.
  7. Use input from and output to external files.
  8. Understand and use arrays
  9. 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
Assessment Items
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises
  • Project: Programming Assignment 1
  • Project: Programming Assignment 2
  • In Term Test: Midterm exam
  • Formal Examination: Final Exam *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.)
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for SENG6110
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