Summer 2021 - CMPT 213 D100

Object Oriented Design in Java (3)

Class Number: 3044

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM

    We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2021
    11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 with a minimum grade of C-.



An introduction to object oriented design using Java. The Java programming language is introduced, with an emphasis on its advanced features. The course covers the building blocks of object oriented design including inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces and abstract classes. A number of object oriented design patterns are presented, such as observer, iterator, and singleton. The course also teaches best-practices in code construction. It includes a basic introduction to programming event driven graphical user interfaces. Students with credit for CMPT 212 cannot take this course for further credit.


This course introduces students to the concept of object-oriented design (OOD) through the Java programming language, with an emphasis on utilizing the features offered by the OOD concept. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with concepts of OOD and be able to apply this understanding to other languages besides Java. Students will also gain valuable knowledge and experience in writing and documenting their code in a professional manner. By the end of this course students should be able to: 1)Explain and justify the benefits and drawbacks of object-oriented design, 2)Design and write code that employs useful design patterns, and 3)Write and maintain Java programs.



  • Introduction to Java, including advanced features such as enum, generics, and mutable vs immutable.
  • Inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces and abstract classes.
  • Introduction to object oriented design (OOD) and some UML diagrams.
  • Code construction, best practices and coding standard.
  • Basic software design patterns such as iteration, singleton, observers, or template methods.
  • Introduction to refactoring.
  • Basic introduction to event driven user interface programming or web servers, and use of threads.
  • Software development tools, such as advanced IDE features, build tools, debuggers, and JavaDoc.



Grading will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).



Reference Books

  • Code Complete, 2nd ed., Steve McConnell, Microsoft Press, 2004, 9780735619678, A digital version is available online via the SFU Library
  • Head first design patterns, Freeman and Freeman, O'Reilly, 2004, 9780596007126, A digital version is available online via the SFU Library
  • Patterns in Java (Volume 1), Mark Grand, Wiley, 2002, 9780471227298, A digital version is available online via the SFU Library
  • Object-Oriented Design & Patterns, 2nd ed, Cay Horstmann, Wiley, 2006, 9780471744870, A digital version is available online via the SFU Library
  • Java, Herbert Schildt, McGraw Hill Osborne, 2014, 0-07-180925-2, A digital version is available online via the SFU Library

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Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112).