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Java 2: Object-Oriented Programming with Java Part 2 Short Courses

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This course is a continuation of our Java: Object-Oriented Programming with Java short course. City is one of the only universities in London to teach graphical user interfaces in Java.

Why choose this course?

The popular Java 2: Object-Oriented Programming with Java Part 2 short course is ideal for those who have completed the Java 1: Object-oriented programming in Java, Part 1 short course or are familiar with basic Java programming.

It builds on your knowledge to allow them to advance their skills and prepares them for android programming.

This practical course takes the form of a series of evening classes taking place once a week in our Central London location.

Course overview

This course builds on "Object-Oriented Programming with Java Part 1", introducing a wider range of classes from the Java language, put together in complex applications, such as multithreading and GUI applications, applying previously learnt programming constructs using design patterns that will be taught in the course.

Parts of the API covered are threads, GUI development and event handling using Swing, networking and I/O, alongside testing and design patterns.

By the end of this course you will have taken a significant step towards successfully completing the Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE Programmer exam (OCPJP), an essential step to professional accreditation.

However, the course is not a complete preparation and you are advised that some independent study with the help of the OCPJP study guide is required.

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What will I learn?

What will I learn?

  • Model-View-Controller, Singleton, Factories.
  • Classes/packages.
  • Swing, Threads, Exceptions, Assertions, Console and File I/O, Collections, Networking, Generics. JDBC, Logging, JUnit.
  • GUI design using Swing.
  • In depth view of Swing. Events and multithreading in GUI applications.
  • Interoperability with enterprise components over the network.
  • Application distribution.
  • Lambdas (Functional programming - JDK8)



Prerequisite knowledge

Successful completion of Java 1: Object-oriented programming in Java, Part 1 or knowledge of topics therein.

English requirements

You must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

  • The Java Programming Language (2005) by Ken Arnold, James Gosling, David Holmes, Prentice Hall
  • Core Java(TM), Volume II--Advanced Features (2008) by Cay S. Horstmann, Gary Cornell, Prentice Hall PTR
  • Concurrent Programming in Java: Design Principles and Patterns (1999) by Douglas Lea, Prentice Hall
  • SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055): Study Guide Exam 310-055 (Certification Press), Katherine Sierra and Bert Bates, McGraw-Hill Osborne
  • SCJP Exam for J2SE 5: A Concise and Comprehensive Study Guide for The Sun Certified Java Programmer Exam (2005) Paul Sanghera, Apress; Stg edition

Tutor information

  • Dionisis Dimakopoulos

    Dionisis Dimakopoulos graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute at Patras, Greece. He holds an MSc in E-Commerce programming from the University of Essex and is currently completing his research as a computer scientist at Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests are personalisation of web content, usability, blended learning, semantic web and artificial intelligence.

    He has implemented numerous projects in Java throughout his career, including desktop, mobile and web applications. He has also worked as a consultant for a wide range of applications written in VBA for Excel; some examples being applications that combine the power of Java web services with the familiar interface of Excel for engineering or financial applications, or offer interoperability with other Office applications.

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