SE 350 Object-Oriented Software Development

Radha Jagadeesan

Office: CDM 653
Winter 2020-2021
Class number: 28495
Section number: 510
OLASY NCHOP Online Campus


To expose students to principles and patterns of Object-Oriented Design and teach them to engineer elegant software systems. We will study object-oriented design and implementation. Among the topics of the course are:
Principles of object-oriented programming languages.
Principles of object-oriented design.
UML class, object and interaction diagrams.
Testing methodologies.
Design Patterns.

Java and the UML will be used for source code examples, homework assignments, and the exams. Students will become familiar with a wide variety of design patterns and Object-Oriented principles, will understand when each is relevant for use, integrate them into the design, and implement them as programs. During this course students will design, develop, and test a non-trivial application; and describe their work in a verbal presentation. Thus, this course involves extensive programming, and students should expect to spend considerable amount of time in experimenting with and the building of systems.

Detailed course outline on D2L


BOOKS: (Many available on 24x7)

Head First Design Patterns [B&N, AddAll], by Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, (O'Reilly, 2004)

Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design (2e) [B&N, AddAll], by Alan Shalloway and James R. Trott,(Addison-Wesley, 2004)
Design Patterns [B&N, AddAll], by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides, (Addison-Wesley, 1995)

Effective Java [ B&N , AddAll ] by Joshua Bloch (Addison Wesley, 2001)


There will be weekly assignments culminating in a final project, a midterm, and a final. The course grade will be computed as follows:

Homework/Projects: 50%
Exams: 50% (4 quizzes) 
All exams will be cumulative.
There will be NO extra credit assignments. ALL submissions need to be turned in on prescribed time. NO late submissions will be accepted. ALL assignments will count in the calculation of your final grade. 

ALL assignments must be submitted through the online system. Program submissions will be assessed both on whether they achieve the set task AND the quality of the code.


CSC 301 or CSC 383

School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

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Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
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