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Professional Diploma in Object-Oriented Programming (Python and Java)

Professional Diploma in Object Oriented Programming
Course Duration
11 Weeks
+ 1 Saturday (10.00 - 1.00 pm)
Start/End Date
20/10/21 - 19/01/22
Day & Time
18.30 - 21.30
Live Online Classes
1 Class per week
Course Fees
To secure a place on this course a deposit of €75.00 applies. Flexible Payment Terms available - see details on page below.

Why take this course?

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the concepts of object-oriented programming.  It extends prior knowledge of the principles of data structures and application design and furthers technical competence in implementing various computing artefacts

Ireland’s reputation as a centre of Software excellence is unrivalled in Europe. It is home to over 900 Software companies, including both multinational and indigenous firms, employing 24,000 people and generating €16 billion of exports annually.

You will gain practical skills in Python and Java using the programming language and it will equip you to have the skills and knowledge to tackle complex programming problems, making good use of the object-oriented programming paradigm to simplify the design and implementation process.

What will I study?

You will be introduced to a number of fundamental data structures and program designs and their applications in software development.  You will develop the skills required to work effectively using Object-Oriented Programming in Python and Java

You will gain a solid theoretical understanding of, as well as practical skills in, object-oriented programming.

Programme Modules

Principles of Object-Oriented Programming

  • Class, Object and Instances
  • Attributes and Methods
  • Basic OOP principles: Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism
  • Relationship between the classes, class hierarchies. Derived and Inherited classes
  • Packages and interfaces
  • Data structures, iterators and containers

Libraries and Data Structures

  • Data structures: arrays and lists, hash tables
  • IO and streams
  • Threads
  • Exception handling and debugging code
  • System and utility libraries

Testing and Debugging

  • Black Box
  • White Box & stress testing
  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing Manual walk-throughs

Exceptions Handling

  • Definitions
  • Exception class hierarchy
  • Unhandled exceptions
  • Catching/Throwing exceptions
  • Finally clause
  • The call stack
  • Saving data to a file
  • File input and output

Object-Oriented Applications Design

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented software development and design
  • Object Relation Mapping
  • Roles of Classes in Software Engineering
  • Program design: Inheritance versus composition
  • Java platform and variants.

Professional Diploma in Object-Oriented Programming (Python and Java)

Live Online Learning

You can now up-skill or re-skill from the comfort of your own home with an industry experienced Professional Teacher who will provide you with inspirational lectures and all support materials you need to achieve your goals.

Entry Requirements

This Object Orientated Programming course is for aspiring software developers with some programming experience in at least one other programming language (e.g., python, C, Java, JavaScript etc.).   For those who want to be able to solve complex problems through object orientated programming in Python and Java.

An ideal course for those who have completed the Programming Essential course.

It is also suitable for those with a basic knowledge of Programming from variety of professional backgrounds and experience levels.

Assessment & Awards

Assessment & Award
A project designed to show case your ability to use powerful applications. 

Assessment Method
The emphasis is on developing programming skills in practical programming, based on theoretical knowledge.
Continuous Assessment - Portfolio Project 100%
An individual project which requires the learner to apply OOP principles to solve a range of context and problem domains.

Professional Diploma in Object Orientated Programming
Awarded by: Dorset College

Career & Progression

The future is bright for programmers who have the skills and knowledge in Python with many opportunities in this field:

 What are Your Job Prospects?
Almost every globally recognised Software company has a base in Ireland. This has not only catapulted Ireland to being one of the major global players in the Software sector - it has presented a wide range of job opportunities in major international organisations.

Progression Opportunities include:
Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7 NFQ
Options at Universities or Institutes of Technology in Ireland.

Flexible Payment Terms

To secure a place on this course a non-refundable deposit of €75.00 applies and the remainder paid in instalments.  You have the flexibility of using our online payment facility to manage your course payments at any time, from the comfort of your own home.  Pay Online

Payment Plan

Deposit: 75.00 Secures your Place on the Course
1st Instalment:  €410.00 13/10/21
2nd Instalment: €410.00 20/11/21
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