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Object Oriented Programming and Internet Application Development
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Spr 2019
Postgraduate 2 terms 10

Course Coordinator: Dr Raymond So, BA (UNCC); MIS, PhD (Uni Melb)

Course Developer: Herbert Shiu Hoi Cheung, Consultant

This course allows students to develop skills in application development for the Internet, from Java programming language to Web services. Students without a major in computing and those with programming experience but little knowledge in Java are suggested to study this course before taking COMP S811.

The course adopts a hand-on approach that expects students to engage in a lot of programming practice in their self-study hours. The course covers the important technologies including Java, Javascript, XML, JSP/JSF, Ajax and Web services.

This course aims to:

  • Provide students with programming knowledge for the development of Internet-based and browser-based software applications;

  • Provide students with knowledge about the conduits and back-end of Internet software: Data networking and databases;

  • Provide students with knowledge in integrated and interactive web technologies, including Web services and Ajax.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Components of Internet-based software application

  • Java (J2SE) programming and the object-oriented approach

  • Networking and databases for developing Internet software

  • Web- based Internet software development

Learning support
There will be about ten tutorials.

There are four tutor-marked assignments and a final examination.

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To access the OLE, students will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

Student will need access to a personal computer with Internet access. The recommended minimum computing requirements are:

  • Microsoft Windows 7

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • 2 GB Memory

  • 20 GB free hard disk space

  • CD-ROM drive

Set book(s)
Deitel, P J and Deitel, H M (2015) Java: How to Program, 10th edn, Pearson.

Students with disabilities or special educational needs
The audio and visual components of this course may cause difficulties for students with an auditory or visual handicap. You are encouraged to seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling on this course.