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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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TKOPA14 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming 6 ECTS
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Computer Science
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to initiate students into object-oriented programming and the basics of object-oriented design. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to understand the basics of object-oriented programming, to implement small object-oriented programs and present the structure of programs with UML models.


The course introduces the notions of objects, classes, attributes, methods, inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, abstract data types (stack, queue and list), UML models, and object-oriented analysis and design.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h
Exercises 12 h 0 h

Instruction for project work.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Written examination, a certain number of weekly exercises and project work.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Study materials

  1. Study material on the Internet.
  2. Wikla, A., Ohjelmoinnin perusteet Java-kielellä. OtaData;
  3. Deitel, H. & Deitel, P., Java, How to Program. Prentice Hall.

Further information

Some of the topics have previously been included in the course An Elementary Course in Programming.

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