2019 Object-Oriented Design

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Undergraduate major in Computer Science
Saeki Motoshi 
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Course description and aims

Students learn practical skills about object-oriented analysis and design.

Students learn through practical training techniques and practical skills about software design by using object oriented design, design patterns, etc. Make experiences in usefulness of these techniques.

Student learning outcomes

By taking this course, students learn skills get skills of software development including requirements analysis using use case modeling, developing class diagrams, implementation and testing.


Object oriented design, Class diagram, Use case modeling, Design pattern, Test, Metrics, Refactoring, UML, Java

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Each lecture is combined with a simple exercise.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to Software Development Processes and reviews of Java programming Java programming
Class 2 Software design led to high modifirability Understanding software designs with super classes and module independence
Class 3 Class diagram Writing class diagrams
Class 4 Writing class diagrams with a tool (exercise) Writing class diagrams with Eclipse
Class 5 Unit Test Understanding the usage of JUnit in Eclipse
Class 6 Characteristics of object oriented design Understanding data abstraction, polymorphism, abstract classes and basic ides of design patterns
Class 7 Design pattern (1) Using design patterns for structure and behavior
Class 8 Design pattern (2) Using design patterns for creation
Class 9 Improvement of design: Software metrics Understanding and using software metrics
Class 10 Improvement of design: Refactoring Understanding and using refactoring techniques
Class 11 Introduction to requirements analysis Understanding requirements analysis and techniques
Class 12 Use case modeling writing use case diagrams and descriptions
Class 13 Derivation of class diagrams from requirements documents Understanding the usage of use case models and CRC method
Class 14 Derivation of class diagrams by CRC method (Exercise) Using practically CRC method
Class 15 Introduction to UML diagrams


None. Slides of lectures are available via the home page.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluating exercises in lectures (30-40%), several small assignments (30-40%) and a couple of practical exercises (30-40%). Obtain 50% of full marks in each category.

Related courses

  • CSC.T273 : Object-Oriented Programming

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Can make Java programs and use basically Eclipse for programming

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