Program Design (G6067)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

This module aims to provide you with an understanding of object-oriented programme design and hands-on experience of designing, writing, testing and documenting object-oriented programmes.

Topics covered on the module will include:

  • Software models using OO and UML
  • Designing classes to solve a simple programming problem
  • Data structures and the algorithms needed to manipulate them
  • Stakeholders and requirements in software development
  • Managing the software development process.


50%: Lecture
50%: Practical (Laboratory)


50%: Coursework (Project, Software exercise)
50%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: