A 3 day course to introduce Java programming A 3 day course to introduce Java programming

This course provides an introduction to programming in Java, covering the base data types and operators applied to them, control structures, arrays, methods, data storage and manipulation.

Target Audience

The course is suitable for those wishing to gain a knowledge of simple Java programming. The course assumes a good level of general IT skills.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, you will have:

  • An introduction to the principles of programming with Java.
  • Experience of writing programs using the NetBeans IDE.
  • An understanding of primitive data types, operators and data storage.
  • An introduction to the use of arrays and methods.

The mornings are devoted to lectures on Java. The afternoons are devoted to practical laboratory classes, where theory learned in the morning session will be implemented.

Course Structure

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Programs and Java. The NetBeans IDE
  • Primitive data types, expressions and assignments
  • Operator Precedence. String Concatenation.
  • Logical expressions and Conditional Statements

Day 2:

  • More on Input and Output.
  • Static methods. Passing arguments to methods and returning values.
  • Constant Identifiers Strings.

Day 3:

  • Looping in Java
  • Collections of a fixed number of items.
  • Processing Strings. Introduction to File Input.
  • Modular Programming.

Course Leader

John Taylor has 20 years' commercial and consultancy experience in systems analysis, programming and project management. He is currently researching new ways of measuring the pitch of speech, as part of the Audio, Speech and Language Processing Lab in the School of Computing Sciences, UEA.

Course Delivery

Contact us for the date of the next course.

More Information

We can also deliver this course at an employer's premises and would be happy to discuss details of this and any customisation. 
For more information on the courses and services we can offer please contact:

Sue Johnson
Centre for Professional Development
University of East Anglia

Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 591578
Fax: +44 (0) 1603 591550
Email: professionaldevelopment@uea.ac.uk.