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DAT050 - Object oriented programming
Syllabus adopted 2009-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIDAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0105 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   12 Jan 2016 am L,  05 Apr 2016 pm L,  24 Aug 2016 am L
0205 Written and oral assignments 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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Univ lektor  Uno Holmer

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In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Skill in computer programming comprising basic concepts including data types, program control structures and functions, corresponding to LEU480 program development A.


Object oriented methodology is now commonly used for the development of a variety of systems. The course shall give the student basic knowledge and skill in object oriented program development techniques, including simple modelling, program construction, testing and documentation.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • construct small object oriented programs.

  • use a commonly available computer based program development tool.

  • master techniques for data encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism in an object oriented programming language.

  • construct simple object oriented models in a graphical modelling language.


  • UML is used for modelling and Java for coding.

  • Fundamental concepts in object oriented programming. Differences between the object oriented and the traditional procedural approaches.

  • The concepts object and class.

  • Data encapsulation and information hiding.

  • Constructors, methods and fields.

  • The modelling language UML.

  • Modularisation of programs using packages.

  • Inheritance, dynamic binding and polymorphism.

  • Standard class libraries and their documentation.

  • Documentation of programs using Javadoc. Standards for coding style, naming and commenting.

  • Program testing. Unit testing, regression testing, integration testing, automatic testing.

  • Structured exception handling.

  • Object relations, shallow and deep copying.

  • The structural concepts cohesion, coupling and refactoring.


Lecture classes and surpervised computer exercises.


Barnes, D., J., Kölling, M., Objects first with Java, Prentice Hall.
Edition is communicated at the beginning of the course, or can be requested from the examiner.


Mandatory assignments and written exam. Final grade is obtained after passed assignments and is based on the grade of the written exam.

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