Advanced object-oriented programming with Java
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 0.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Java Foundations
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20170905_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is offered on-campus. The sessions may include a variety of interactive and engaging activities including discussions, workshops, group activities, role plays, case studies and presentations. Readings, video, and podcasts may be provided online, on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE), to support class activities and reinforce material covered during class sessions. Assignment details will be provided in class and on SLATE. Students will need reliable access to the internet.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
In this course, students apply previously learned object-oriented concepts to write Java applications using a graphical user interface (GUI) to display images, create shapes, and program events, animations, and multimedia. In addition, they code programs to utilize binary I/O streams, generics, and data structures in the Java Collections Framework.

Program Context

Java Foundations Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is course shows students how to incorporate graphical user interface to their applications and advanced object-oriented concepts. This course is part of the Java Foundations Recognition of Achievement.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to apply the object-oriented paradigm through the exposure of additional objects to program graphical user interface, binary I/O, generics, and data collections
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop shapes, images, and simple GUI programs using JavaFX
  2. Write code to program events and animations by handling events and using Lambda expressions
  3. Create comprehensive graphical user interfaces with various user-interface controls and multimedia
  4. Process binary I/O commands through file input and output streams
  5. Develop generics through the design and implementation of generic classes and interfaces to improve program reliability
  6. Identify the best data structure within a collection to develop the most efficient way of accessing and manipulating data
  7. Use sets and maps in the Java Collections Framework to process and retrieve data

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Assignment 1 ┐ Displaying images5.0%
 Assignment 2 ┐ Event-driven programming and using animation5.0%
 Assignment 3 ┐ UI controls and multimedia5.0%
 Assignment 4 ┐ Using binary I/O streams5.0%
 Assignment 5 ┐ Application of generic classes and interfaces5.0%
 Assignment 6 ┐ Using Java collections, sets, and maps5.0%
 Final Exam45.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
To encourage behaviours that will help students to be successful in the workplace and to ensure that students receive credit for their individual work, the following rules apply to every course offered within the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies. 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the professor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. If an extension or make-up opportunity is approved by the professor as outlined below, the mark of zero may be revised by subsequent performance. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding weekends and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. 3. Students who miss a test or in-class/online activity or assignment or fail to submit an assignment on time due to exceptional circumstances are required to notify their professor in advance of the class whenever possible. A make-up test may be supplied for students who provide an acceptable explanation of their absence and/or acceptable documentation explaining their absence (e.g., a medical certificate). All make-up tests are to be written at a time and place specified by the professor upon the student┐s return. Alternately, students may be given an opportunity to earn the associated marks by having a subsequent test count for the additional marks. Exceptional circumstances may result in a modification of due dates for assignments. 4. Unless otherwise specified, assignments and projects must be submitted at the date and time specified by the instructor. 5. Students must complete every assignment as an individual effort, unless the professor specifies otherwise. 6. Since there may be instances of grade appeal or questions regarding the timely completion of assignments and/or extent of individual effort, etc., students are strongly advised to keep, and make available to their professor, if requested, a copy of all assignments and working notes until the course grade has been finalized. 7. There will be no resubmission of work unless this has been previously agreed to or suggested by the professor. 8. Students must submit all assignments in courses with practical lab and field components in order to pass the course.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: N/A
RequiredTextbookIntroduction to Java Programming with Access, Liang, Y. D., Pearson Education, Inc., 11th, 2017

Applicable student group(s): On Campus Students
Course Details:

Module 1: JavaFX Basics

  • Introducing JavaFX framework
  • Developing simple GUI programs
  • Using Image class and ImageView class
  • Creating shapes

Assignment 1: Displaying images (5%)

Module 2: Event-Driven Programming and Animations

  • Handling events
  • Applying Lambda expressions
  • Using various classes to program events and animations

Assignment 2: Event-driven programming and using animation (5%)

Module 3: JavaFX UI Controls and Multimedia

  • Exploring and using different classes for UI controls   
  • Using video and audio media-related classes

Assignment 3: UI controls and multimedia (5%), Midterm test (25%)

Module 4: Binary I/O

  • Binary I/O vs. Text I/O
  • Using input and output streams
  • Using RandomAccessFile class

Assignment 4: Using binary I/O streams (5%)

Module 5: Generics

  • Exploring and defining generic classes and interfaces
  • Improving software reliability

Assignment 5: Application of generic classes and interfaces (5%)

Module 6: Lists, Stacks, Queues, and Priority Queues

  • Exploring classes in the Collections framework hierarchy
  • Using common methods in a Collection interface
  • Traversing elements in a collection
  • Comparing elements using the Comparable interface

Module 7: Sets and Maps

  • Using sets and maps
  • Exploring differences between collections, sets, and maps

Assignment 6: Using Java collections, sets, and maps (5%), Final Exam (45%)

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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