Introduction to Software Engineering 1

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Software Engineering 1

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Computer Programming

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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.
    1. Write complete, well documented and well structured programs.
    2. Use input/output methods.
    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.
    Control structures
    Object-oriented programming basics
    Advanced topics

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.