Programming 1

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

Become proficient in Java programming with this online Programming 1 unit from Open Universities Australia and RMIT University.

The unit will introduce you to object-orientated programming, and covers everything from algorithm development and design methods such as stepwise refinement, through to the Java Collection Framework (JFC) and techniques for code reuse and software testing.

The unit is highly practical and is a sure-fire way to expand your programming skillset.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit it is recommended that you:

OR

  • Have experience in high-level computer programming

Areas of study

In this programming unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to Java
  • Java language basics
  • Decisions and conditional operators
  • Loops and arrays
  • Classes and objects
  • More on arrays and functions
  • Inheritance
  • Dynamic binding and polymorphism
  • Abstract classes and interfaces
  • Exception handling
  • Java collection framework (JCF)
  • Streams and file I/O

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Walk away from this unit as a more technically sound and educated programmer. With the skills and knowledge you gain from this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Employ standard Java classes and interfaces
  • Implement development frameworks that use object-orientated programming
  • Use standard control structures to develop and implement simple algorithms
  • Use container classes like arrays to store and manipulate objects
  • Write programs that encourage the reuse of code
  • Use step wise to refine the design of programs
  • Effectively manipulate standard data files, with a strong focus on text files
  • Handle exceptions thrown and write exception classes
  • Write code that follows good coding guidelines
  • Devise effective strategies to test and check software that has been developed

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Programming 1 from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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