Software Construction: Data Abstraction
University of British Columbia
  • Start Date: 15 Aug, 2017
  • Self-Paced
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn powerful data abstraction and decomposition techniques to build large, complex programs.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: 125.00 USD

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and Edx partnership.

This is the third course in the Software Development MicroMasters program. You will learn how to build larger and more complex software systems using the Java programming language.


The course begins with the topic of data abstraction - from specification to implementation. Particular attention is given to how to write robust tests using JUnit. Then the course expands on these ideas to explore how type hierarchies and polymorphism can be used to decrease redundancy in your code. The course wraps up with a discussion of how to design robust classes.


By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in designing software in Java, and be ready to move onto Software Construction: Object-Oriented Design, where you will learn more complex design patterns and principles designing object-oriented programs.


Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructors and staff.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC's West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with Edx.

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