Object Oriented Programming Java Syllabus - BCIS (PU)

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Course Description

Course Objectives

This course aims to provide an introduction to Object Oriented Programming concept using Java. At the end of this course, students should be able to write Java applications utilizing the object-oriented concepts introduced in this course.

Course Description

The course covers the basic fundamentals of Java programming like classes, objects, inheritance, exception handling, etc. as well as advanced topics like interfaces, polymorphism, multithreading, file-handling and java swing. The topic covered will also introduce the Object Oriented paradigms like Inheritance, Abstraction, Encapsulation and Polymorphism using Java.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • understand the concept of OOP as well as the purpose and usage principles of inheritance polymorphism, encapsulation and method overloading;
  • identify classes, objects, members of a class and the relationships among them needed for a specific problem;
  • create Java application programs using sound OOP practices (e.g., interfaces and APIs) and proper program structuring (e.g., by using access control identifies, automatic documentation through comments, error exception handling).


This is the first course on Object-Oriented Programming using Java. Students are not expected to be familiar with either Object Oriented Programming or Java but knowledge of basic programming concept is required. Students should have successfully completed the Programming Language (CMP 161).

Unit Contents

Course Contents 

Unit I: Introduction to Java                                                                                     3 hours

Java Language and History, Features of Java (Object-Oriented, Robust, Secure, Architecture Neutral, Portable, Interpreted, Multithreaded, Dynamic, Performance), Common Misconceptions about Java, Java Virtual Machine, JDK, JRE, Java Program Structure

Unit II: Java Programming Basics                                                                          4 hours

Keywords and Identifiers, Java’s Primitive Data Types (integer, floating-point, character, boolean), Literals, Variables, Variable Declaration and Initialization, Scope and Lifetime of a Variable, Operators (arithmetic, increment-decrement, relational-logical, assignment, bitwise), Type Casting, Operator Precedence, Java Expressions, Strings, Arrays, Control Statements (if statement, nested ifs, if-else-if, switch),Loops ( for, while, do-while, break, continue), Nested Loops

Unit III: Classes and Objects                                                                                   6 hours

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming, Functional vs Object-Oriented Programming, Features of Object-Oriented Programming, Classes and Objects, Constructors, Methods and Instance Variables, Methods Arguments and Return Values, Method Overloading, Access Modifiers, Static and Final Members, Garbage Collection and Finalizers, this keyword, Inner Classes

Unit IV: Inheritance, Interfaces and Packages                                                      8 hours

Introduction,   Member Access and Inheritance, Constructor and Inheritance, super keyword, Multi-level Hierarchy, Method Overriding, Polymorphism and Dynamic Binding, Abstract Classes, Final Classes and Methods, Object superclass, Object Wrappers and Autoboxing, Interfaces, Creating and Implementing an Interface, Interface and Abstract Classes, Implementing Multiple Interfaces, Extending an Interface, Packages, Packages Scope, Importing Package and Class, Static Imports, Creating a Package

Unit V: Exception Handling and Multithreading                                                  8 hours

Exceptions and Errors, Exception Hierarchy, Catching Exceptions: try and catch, Catching Multiple Exceptions, finally Clause, Throwing an Exception (throw, throws), Analyzing Stack Trace Elements, Java’s Built-in Exceptions, Creating Exception Subclasses, Introduction to multithreading, Thread Class and Runnable Interface, Multiple Threads, Interrupting Threads, isAlive() and join(), Thread Priorities, Synchronization, Deadlock, Thread Communication, Suspend, Resume and Stop Threads

Unit VI: Java IO                                                                                                       6 hours

Byte and Character Streams, Byte Streams andCharacter Streams, Reading from and Writing to Console, Reading from and Writing to File, InputStream, OutputStream, File Input Stream, File Output Stream, DataInputStream, DataOutputStream, BufferedInputStream, BufferedOutputStream, Reader, Writer, FileReader, FileWriter, BufferedReader, BufferedWriter, Random-Access Files, Files and Directories

Unit VII: Java Collections and Java API Library                                                7 hours

Introduction to Java Collection Interface, List, Set, Map, ArrayList, LinkedList, HashSet, HashMap, Iterators, String Handling (equals(), substring(), replace(), indexOf(), lastIndexOf(), replace(), trim(), toUpperCase(), toLowerCase()), String Concatenation, StringBuffer and StringBuilder, Byte, Short, Integer, Long, Float, Double, Boolean class, Calendar and SimpleDateFromat class, Formatting Strings, Numbers, Date and Time, Random class

Unit VIII: Java Swing                                                                                              6 hours

Introduction,   Components and Containers, Layout Manager, Text Input and Choice Components, Menus, Dialog Boxes, Event Handling

  1. Lab Works

Installation of JDK and Netbeans/Eclipse

  1. First program using Java
  2. Variables, Data-type, Strings, Arrays, Control Statements and Loops
  3. Classes and Objects, Inheritance
  4. Interface and Polymorphism
  5. Exception Handling
  6. Java IO - 1
  7. Multithreading
  8. Using ArrayList, HashMap, Iterators
  9. String, StringBuffer, Calendar, Random
  10. Java Swing

Text and Reference Books

Basic Text

      Schildt, H. &Skrien, D. Java Fundamentals – A Comprehensive Introduction. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.


  1. Deitel, A. M. &Deitel, P. J.Java How to Program.New Delhi: Pearson-Prience Hall, India.
  2. Horstmann, C. S. &Cornell G, Core Java Volume 1 – Fundamentals – Sun Microsystem
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  • Short Name OOP
  • Course code CMP 163
  • Semester Second Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary