Professional studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The objective of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the Java programming language and object oriented programming.

Learning outcomes

Having successfully completed this course the student will be able to make simple text-based Java programs. He will also understand how larger and more advanced programs can be constructed with the help of the Java application programming interface (Java- API)classes.

Course contents

- Integrated Development Environment BlueJ for Java - Object oriented programming concepts: classes, class hierarchies, objects, methods, inheritance, overloading - Basic language syntax: variables, operators, expressions, statements, blocks, control flow statements - Standard classes - Java documentation - Data types - Standard graphical user interface (GUI) components

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prerequisites

Recommended or required reading

Per Holm: Objektorienterad programmering och Java. Studentlitteratur, 2007 ISBN: 978-91-44-04830-7 David J. Barnes & Michael Kölling Objects First with Java A Practical Introduction using BlueJ Prentice Hall , 2006 ISBN: 0-13-197629-X

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 30 hours
  • Project work and productions - 43 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 73 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 60 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


Scherbakov-Parland Andrej


Biström Johnny

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2009-10-01

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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