• Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
The Object-oriented Java Programming offered by The Open University UK teaches the fundamental ideas behind the object-oriented approach to programming through the widely-used Java programming language.

About

Concentrating on aspects of Java that best demonstrate object-oriented principles and good practice, by studying the Object-oriented Java Programming offered by The Open University UK, you’ll gain a solid basis for further study of the Java language and object-oriented software development.

The module takes an ‘objects first’ approach to teaching; you start seeing and interacting with graphical objects right from the very start. This is achieved by working within innovative and engaging micro worlds that allow you to learn basic object-oriented principles, before you attempt Java syntax or source code.

Throughout the module you will use BlueJ, an integrated development environment (IDE) specifically developed for teaching and learning object-oriented programming. BlueJ is used worldwide and is easy to use. It places special emphasis on visualisation and interaction techniques to provide a highly interactive environment that encourages experimentation and exploration.

In the first part of the module you will interact with micro-worlds of graphical objects to explore basic object-oriented ideas. You will soon start using Java code and syntax to write your own simple object-oriented code using the BlueJ IDE. Basic object-oriented concepts such as attribute, state, protocol, class and subclass are introduced, initially through interaction with the micro world, and then in the context of writing Java code. You will be expected to write short methods (the smallest units of code in Java) to specification.

Vocational relevance

This module provides you with a basis for further study of Java programming and introduces you to many (but not all) concepts that are tested by Java Certified Programmer and Java Certified Associate exams.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The module continues the teaching about fundamental object-oriented ideas by investigating:
  • inheritance hierarchies
  • overriding methods
  • abstract classes
  • interfaces
  • polymorphism
  • re-use of code
  • static methods and variables.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • You need to be familiar with basic programming concepts – check if you’re ready for M250, with our self-assessed quiz.
  • You’d normally be prepared by completing OU level 1 study as part of one of our computing and IT qualifications. For this module, we recommend that you’ve passed Introduction to computing and technology 1 (TM111) and Introduction to computing and information technology 2 (TM112); or their predecessor TU100.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1464 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1464 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Funding

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