• For Entry: May
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • School: Science & Engineering

An online introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java programming language to participants who already have some (other) programming experience.

This online module aims to provide an introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java programming language to participants who already have some (other) programming experience.

Java Online is only available by distance learning, and participants can be local or based anywhere across the world. It runs for 10 weeks with learning material provided and a tutor available to give help and support as required.

The syllabus is divided into six units, each of which lasts for 10 or 11 days. Material is taught using a combination of self-presenting powerpoints, quizzes, tutorials and example programs. Each unit concludes with a piece of assessed work.

Up to ten hours a unit should be set aside in order to complete the module. This may vary depending on your prior experience or methods of working. Within this time, at least three hours should be spent working online.

Outline syllabus

  • Users and Requirements
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Java Programming Language and the BlueJ environment
  • Statement and Types
  • Method Calls
  • Java Control Structures
  • Inheritance
  • Arrays and Collections
  • Classes and Packages
  • Text Files

Students are expected to have some programming experience, but no previous knowledge of object-oriented programming or Java is required.

Fees for courses starting in the academic year 2016/17

Students taking this as a stand-alone course

£195

This may be covered by an ILA (Individual Learning Account).

 

Students going on to take a University of Dundee course

£195 (£50 after refund applied)

If you are not eligible for ILA funding, and are taking this module as an entry condition to one of our courses, you will be able to get a refund of £145 if you go on to matriculate with us.  

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)

University of Dundee is registered as a Learning Provider with ILA Scotland. This means that you can apply for an Individual Learning Account to help you pay for language courses.

If your personal income is £22,000 or less per year, or you are on certain benefits, you may be eligible for up to £200 a year of funding towards your learning. Our accredited language courses are approved for £200 ILA funding.

ILAs can only be used in September for year long courses. It is extremely important that an ILA account is opened and active prior to the course start date, therefore early registration with ILA is strongly advisable as this process can take several weeks.

To find out more and to open an account, call the ILA Scotland helpline free on 0808 100 1090 or visit the ILA website at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/funding.

Note: If an individual enrols on a course using an Individual Learning Account to pay the course fees but fails to attend the course, or if an ILA account isn’t opened and active prior to the course start date, an invoice will be issued for the outstanding fee balance of the course with an administration charge of £10 incurring.

Application forms can be downloaded: Java online application form (word) or Java online application form (word) (these can be returned by email or by post).