GUI Design Principles

Information Technology Management

Software Engineering

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
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Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
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Course Overview

This course aims to provide learners with web programming knowledge and skills including advanced technologies to upload content onto the internet. Key components of the course include the application of Personal Home Page (PHP) (Hypertext Pre-processor) and the integration of PHP with My Structured Query Language (MySQL) database.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

Introduction to Java Programming

  • The Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
  • Java Application
  • Development Tool
  • Sample Program

Fundamentals of Java

  • Program Structures and Constants
  • Comments & Input/Output
  • Arithmetic Operators/Relational Operators

Java Control Structure

  • Conditional IF Block
  • For,While Loops in Java
  • Switch Selection in Java
  • Counting Loops

Java Method

  • Defining Methods
  • Parameters and Arguments
  • Passing Parameters by Value


  • Array Basics and Parameters
  • Array Class
  • One-Dimensional, Two-Dimensional & Multi-Dimensional Array

Object Oriented Concept and Principles

  • OOPs History and the OOP Concept
  • Data Type and Variable
  • Basic Principles of OOP

GUI in Java

  • What is GUI in Java
  • Java GUIs: From AWT to Swing
  • Java Swing Class Hierarchy
  • Java BorderLayout, Java GridBagLayout and Java FlowLayout

GUI Components

  • GUI Components
  • JList Class, JLabel Class and JComboBox Class
  • Layout Supervisor

GUI Testing

  • Need of GUI Testing and Check-in GUI Testing?
  • Approaches to GUI Testing and GUI Testing Techniques
  • Demo: How to do GUI Test
  • Challenges in GUI Testing
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the concepts, tools and techniques underpinning web programming

  1. Define the concept of server-side programming
  2. Analyse the use of form elements in web programming
  3. Analyse the use of modular programming
  4. Analyse the stages of the database system development lifecycle

2.  Carry out web programming

  1. Install and configure Apache, PHP and MySQL to the required standard
  2. Create web pages using PHP programming language that meet the specification
  3. Produce dynamic web pages using PHP and MySQL that meet the specification
  4. Build an interactive web-based application that meets the specification
  5. Pass variables between pages in response to the specification
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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