COMPX10221H (HAM)
ObjectOriented Programming
15 Points
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Convenor(s)
Robi Malik
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robi.malik@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
Paper Structure
There are 3 twohour lectures per week. They provide a medium for presenting the background, theoretical material, and general information for the paper.
There are 5 supervised onehour computer labs per week, for students to work on their assignments.
There will be one inclass written test (in addition to the final exam).
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
Internal assessment is primarily through weekly programming assignments. Detailed descriptions will be handed out in the lectures and will be
available for download from Moodle. Each assignment is followed by a compulsory verification session.
There will also be a theory test held in class on Friday 29 January.
The fourth assignment is a larger project, and students will be given two weeks to complete it. However, there will be a handin and verification session after the first week during which students need to be able to explain their design and demonstrate their progress.
Students will also be required to complete six quizzes online in Moodle, the first of which will be due on Friday 8 January.
In addition to internal assessment, all students must sit the final exam and achieve at least 40% in it.
The percentages of the overall mark in the table below are calculated for the case that the student's internal assessment is better than the final exam. Otherwise, if the final exam is better, it will be worth 67% and the internal assessment weights will be lower.
An overall mark of 50% is required to pass this paper, with a minimum of 40% in the final exam. Also, the practical programme must be completed to the satisfaction of the paper coordinator.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 67:33 or 33:67, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 33% or 67% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Douglas Bell and Mike Parr. C# for Students, Revised Edition, Addison Wesley, 2009.
Students who have not taken the prerequisite paper COMPX101 are recommended to prepare by reading Chapters 110, 12, 16, and 18 of this book before teaching starts.
Other Resources
The computing laboratory for this course is G B.13. It is equipped with Windows personal computers. The programming environment will be Microsoft Visual Studio 2019. If you want to use C# at home, you can download Visual Studio Community Edition 2019 for free from https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/community/.
Printing will be charged for through the Unicash charging system. Web traffic is free but will be monitored. The Computer Laboratories are available to enrolled students Monday to Friday 8:0021:00. A schedule of supervised and free time will be posted on the lab doors. Prior to 8:00, after 21:00, and on weekends, a Cardax 'Swipe' card will be required for access. Students found in the lab at these times without a card will be removed.
Online Support
Workload
Students should expect to spend about 20 hours per week on this paper, in the following proportions:
In addition, students should spend about 30 hours preparing for the final exam.
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: One of COMPX101, COMP103, ENGEN103, or ENGG182
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: COMP104