Diploma in Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)

College of Computing Technology (CCT)
Dublin, Ireland
Study mode
11 weeks
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 886
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 886

About this course

This java computer programming course is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in learning object oriented programming in the Java language. The Diploma in Introduction to Computer Programming (Java) provides an overview of the software development process in addition to introducing important programming constructs and methodologies. As this is an introductory course no pre-requisite qualifications are necessary, but any experience in Computing and particularly in Programming and Software Development is advantageous.

Entry Requirements



The programme is delivered through tutor led classes, concentrating on labs and hands-on skills. The primary topics covered are:

Introduction to Computer Programming

  • Understanding programming concepts
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Good practice & conventions
  • Problem solving

Program Implementation

  • System variables
  • Debugging methods & tools
  • Syntax, semantic & run-time errors
  • Program testing

Variables and Input/Output

  • Declare & initialize variables
  • Arithmetic calculations
  • Comments
  • Input and output streams
  • Control Structures
  • Logical expressions
  • Repetition / iteration
  • Selection / conditionals
  • Compound statements
  • Methods
  • Declaration
  • Parameters & arguments
  • Return values
  • Static methods


  • Arrays as data structures
  • Array processing & manipulation
  • Value and reference parameters
  • Passing arrays to methods
  • Multi-dimensional arrays
  • Array-lists

String Manipulation

  • Strings
  • Immutable strings
  • String delimiters
  • String classes & methods

File Handling

  • Streams (input/output/buffered/unbuffered)
  • Sequential file processing
  • Random file processing
  • Test file processing

Basic Object-Oriented Principles

  • Classes, attributes & methods
  • Objects, classes
  • Instantiation, constructors
  • Access modifiers

Note: Programme Content is subject to some variations, subject to the collective level in Programming for each group and current industry demand/trends.

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