Graduate Special Topics in Computer Science
NOTE: for descriptions
of standard graduate computer science courses, see Graduate Course Descriptions.
of Object-Oriented Modeling and Design
are expected to have done at least one basic programming course.
They should be familiar with basic data-structures and programming
constructs. Any knowledge of C++ or Java is not a requirement for
this course. Students with advanced programming experience in C++
or Java may not want to take this course as they would
already be familiar with the design principles covered in the
first half of the course.
The course will develop
the basic principles of OO modeling and design, and illustrate
them using C++. The course will cover a formal modeling methodology
using the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Using UML one can model
and visualize a large software system by specifying its components,
their interrelationships, and dependencies. Thus UML provides a
graphical blue-print of a large software system. Anyone
who anticipates being involved in large software systems, in
any capacity, will benefit from this course.
It is not a course
about C++ programming language. With some help from the instructor
and the TA, the students are expected to learn this language on
their own. The course is organized in such a manner that initially,
little or no knowledge of any object-oriented language is required.
They will become more and more proficient in the language
constructs as the course progresses.
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