Java 1: Object-Oriented Programming with Java Part 1  Short Courses

This course teaches object-oriented programming skills using Java, the "learn once, apply anywhere" language. The course covers the most important classes and packages, error handling and interaction using graphical user interfaces (an overview of Swing). Students are also taught to create JAR files for distributing their applications and to embed Java applications in web pages (using Java Web Start and applets). As well as core elements of the Java language, participants learn the fundamental concepts of object-oriented software engineering and development, such as classes, inheritance and polymorphism.

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Monday 6 October 2014 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1509 Enrollment Closed
Friday 10 October 2014 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1509 Enrollment Closed
Wednesday 21 January 2015 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1509 Apply Now
Friday 23 January 2015 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1509 Apply Now
Friday 1 May 2015 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1509 Apply Now

Tutor Info

Martin O'Shea graduated with a BSc Computer Science from the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University) in 1998. He has worked as an analyst / programmer for various companies primarily using fourth-generation code-generating tools for the Windows PC and IBM AS400 mid-range platforms to extend and develop  financial and retail business systems.

More recently he completed an MSc Advanced Information Systems at Birkbeck, University of London, and has spent the last few years writing Java-based web applications required of his part-time PhD which researches the derivation of socially useful data from the semi-structured format of RSS feeds. He has experience teaching an array of programming languages and concepts such as Java, UML, object oriented programming and design, search engines and web technologies, problem solving and databases.


Computer literacy.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

  • Introduction: Past/present of Java - learn once/run everywhere - Java on-line information (local/internet).
  • Java overview and the basic language elements: Introduction to Java. Elements of Java programming. Review of programming constructs of the C family languages (Language structure, conventions. Variable and data types. Arrays. Operators. Expressions. For, if, while, do). Main method.
  • Objects in Java: Objects, Classes, Packages, Generics, Inheritance, Interfaces.
  • Classes/packages.
  • String classes, System classes, Collections, File I/O (using
  • Error handling: Exceptions (try-catch-finally, throw).

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Know the key features of the Java programming language;
  • Apply essential object-oriented programming concepts and techniques;
  • Apply object-oriented programming techniques using Java;
  • Explain the principles behind good object-oriented design.

Application Deadline: