SE 450 Object-Oriented Software Development

Radha Jagadeesan

Office: CDM 653
Fall 2023-2024
Class number: 12945
Section number: 710
OLASY NCHOP Online Campus


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.
Advanced Java Techniques.

Check D2L for detailed course outline


BOOKS:(Many available on 24x7) 
RECOMMENDED: Head First Design Patterns [B&N, AddAll], by Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, (O'Reilly, 2004)

Effective Java [ B&N , AddAll ] by Joshua Bloch (Addison Wesley, 2001)
Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design (2e) [B&N, AddAll], by Alan Shalloway and James R. Trott,(Addison-Wesley, 2004)

We will use other resources from 24x7 on demand.


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

Homeworks: 60%
Exams: 40% ( 3 Timed quizzes on D2L.  Instructor retains the privilege to randomly select students for examining their answers in an oral exaximation)
All exams will be cumulative.

There will be no make-up exams (except in extreme emergency) nor extra credit assignments.

All submissions need to be turned in as per requirements, and on prescribed time. No late submissions will be accepted. All assignments will count in the calculation of your final grade.   Program submissions will be assessed on whether they achieve the set task and the quality of the code.

University policies on use of AI, and academic integrity in general, apply fully. Unless there are explicit  waivers stated by the instructor.



CSC 403 and Java programming experience. This is NOT an introductory Java course.

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

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

All students are expected to abide by the University's Academic Integrity Policy which prohibits cheating and other misconduct in student coursework. Publicly sharing or posting online any prior or current materials from this course (including exam questions or answers), is considered to be providing unauthorized assistance prohibited by the policy. Both students who share/post and students who access or use such materials are considered to be cheating under the Policy and will be subject to sanctions for violations of Academic Integrity.

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
TTY: (773)325.7296