COMPX102-21H (HAM)

Object-Oriented Programming

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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This paper continues from COMPX101, expanding upon data organisation and algorithms, and introducing computer architecture, Boolean algebra, assembly language, program analysis, and object-oriented programming.
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Paper Structure

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There are 3 two-hour lectures per week. They provide a medium for presenting the background, theoretical material, and general information for the paper.

There are 5 supervised one-hour computer labs per week, for students to work on their assignments.

There will be one in-class written test (in addition to the final exam).

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Design and implement C# programs
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  • Use object-oriented features such as multiple classes, associations between classes, inheritance and subtyping
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  • Understand bits, bytes, and Boolean logic
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  • Give an overview of how various high-level C# features can be implemented using low-level machine code of a typical computer
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  • Explain in general terms the theoretical computer science topics of sorting, searching and program analysis using Big-Oh notation
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Assessment

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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 hand-in 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.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 67:33. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 33% of the overall mark.

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.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1 (16% of internal assessment)
11 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
10.72
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box (G Block)
2. Assignment 2 (16% of internal assessment)
18 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
10.72
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box (G Block)
3. Assignment 3 (16% of internal assessment)
25 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
10.72
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box (G Block)
4. Test (16% of internal assessment)
29 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
10.72
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Assignment 4 (30% of internal assessment)
15 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
20.1
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box (G Block)
6. Quizzes (6 x 1% of internal assessment)
4.02
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Exam
33
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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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 1-10, 12, 16, and 18 of this book before teaching starts.

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Other Resources

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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 8:00-21:00. 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.

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Workload

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Students should expect to spend about 20 hours per week on this paper, in the following proportions:

Hours
Lectures6
Labs8
Private Study6

In addition, students should spend about 30 hours preparing for the final exam.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: One of COMPX101, COMP103, ENGEN103, or ENGG182

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP104

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