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DAT050 - Object oriented programming
Objektorienterad programmering
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIDAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Computer Science and Engineering, Software Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 62113
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 65
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0105 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   28 Oct 2021 am L,  03 Jan 2022 am L,  24 Aug 2022 pm L
0205 Written and oral assignments 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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TIMEL MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)


Magnus Myreen

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Skill in computer programming comprising basic concepts including data types, program control structures and functions, corresponding to LEU483 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.

Examination including compulsory elements

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

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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