Java is the best programming language to learn object-oriented programming. It is the most popular programming language and Java developers are always in demand.
Java 1 is the recommended introductory course for students with no previous programming experience in object oriented programming.
The highly popular Java 1: Object-Oriented Programming with Java Part 1 short course teaches object-oriented programming skills using Java, the "learn once, apply anywhere" language.
It is the ideal beginner’s short course for those who want to start programming, either for a change of career, to gain experience before embarking on a degree in Computer Science or just to learn a very useful skill.
No experience is required, although you must be computer literate.
This practical short course takes the form of a series of evening classes taking place once a week in our Central London location.
The Java 1: Object-Oriented Programming with Java Part 1 short course teaches object-oriented programming skills using Java, the "learn once, apply anywhere" language. It is the first part of a two term course aimed to cover the most important aspects of the Java language.
This first part teaches the fundamentals of object-oriented programming, like objects and classes, state, conditions, loops, collections, error handling and an overview of inheritance.
This is a great introduction to the fundamental concepts of object-oriented software engineering and development, such as classes, inheritance and polymorphism and is also recommended for students with no previous object oriented programming experience that want to study Android and iOS programming, C#.NET and Scala.
“ Really good course – well paced and great material. ”
“ Well paced course. The content is not rushed and time is given for the students to understand all new concepts. ”
You must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
Sheri Grigg (teaching Tuesdays) has a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Computer Science and worked as an analyst / programmer for over 10 years before becoming employed as a university lecturer. She has designed a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes within computing and e-commerce.
Over the last 30 years she has been involved in teaching a wide range of programming languages and computing concepts.
Konstantinos Karoudis (teaching Saturdays) has a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, and an MSc in Information Technology from University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has worked on many developer roles for companies such as IBM Germany Research and Development Lab and BMW Research and Innovation Centre.
Konstantinos is currently working towards a PhD at London Knowledge Lab, Birkbeck, University of London, where he is also part of the ‘LIBE: Supporting Lifelong Learning with Enquiry-Based Education’ project developing a personalisation engine that enhances learners’ experience.
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 writing software for the Windows PC and IBM AS400 mid-range platforms to extend and develop financial and retail business systems.
Having completed an MSc Advanced Information Systems at Birkbeck, University of London, Martin has spent the last few years developing Java-based web applications required of his now-completed PhD which researched a series of case studies to enhance the social utility of RSS feeds to produce more actionable and effective data.
Martin 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.