Course syllabus


DAT055 Object-Oriented Applications lp4 VT24 (7,5 hp)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)


Yehia Abd Alrahman, Associate Professor in Computer Science 

Teaching Assistants

Student Representatives:

Mid course evaluation


Course purpose

This course shall give extended knowledge and skill in object oriented programming techniques, with emphasis put on model driven development in small project groups.

Start by forming project groups (5 students/group).

Schedule to meeting with the project supervisor will be posted soon.

See the Project requirements.


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Course literature

Course structure

The teaching consists of lectures, (a few) teacher-supervised practice sessions and supervised project meetings. The course includes a laboratory component in the form of project work. The project group constructs and documents a sizeable application designed according to the object-oriented methodology. A successful project requires individual efforts and commitment of the group members!
Active participation during the entire project period is required for an approved project.

Learning objectives and syllabus

  • construct object oriented programs with graphical user interfaces and threads.
  • construct object oriented models in a graphical modelling language.
  • use commonly available computer based program development tools.
  • perform program development in a project group.



Exam: Written exam 2024-05-31, 8:30-12:30, 4.5 credits. (Always check this page for examination dates)

Laboratories: In the form of projects, 3 credits.

In order to be approved for the project, active participation in the project group is required throughout the project period.

Final grade in scale (U-5) is given after approved project (result U or G) and is based only on exam results (U-5).


The course uses Java as the programming language and UML as the modeling language.
The enumeration is not chronological.

  • UML is used for modelling and Java for coding.
  • A program development process for object oriented programs.
  • Object oriented modelling in UML.
  • Computer based tools for oriented methodology (CASE).
  • The Model-View-Controller architecture.
  • A survey of common design patterns.
  • Structured error handling.
  • Streams and files.
  • Parallel programming. Active objects and threads.
  • Communication. Ports, sockets, datagram, multicasting, client-server.
  • Reflection and class loading.


Software Development Tools

For programming: Each group is free to choose which programming IDE to choose. I prefer VSCODE, but you can use IntelliJ och Eclipse. It is highly recommended that everyone in the group uses the same development environment.

Form modelling: LucidCharts is a very good, but the free version is somewhat limited, there are many free web app for drawing charts. 

The following are free:

Your repositories must be private. Share only within the group and with the group's supervisor.



Lecture Content Reading Materials





Course Introduction Introduction Lecture.pdf

Version control and Git slides.pdf


The project, description. Introduction to OOA/OOD. Slides Part-1.pdf

 OOA/OOD Part-2


Ch 1 & 2 Pro Git
Övning GitGit på en minut - snabbreferens






Review MVC


More on MVC



Intro to JavaFx





Good design  slides

Design patterns slides code

I/O, streams, files, Serialisation. slides  code

Ports, Sockets, Datagram, Client-Server, etc.

slides code





Threads & Parallelism slides code




Design by contract, Exceptions

Unit testing

L14 Reflection and Class loading 
Exam  2024-05-31.




Course summary:

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