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Programming Laboratories

Code: EEC0030     Acronym: LPRO

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Informatics

Instance: 2013/2014 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Web Page: http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~jlopes/doku.php/teach/lpro/
E-learning page: http://moodle.up.pt/
Responsible unit: Department of Informatics Engineering
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Electrical and Computers Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIEEC 53 Syllabus (Transition) since 2010/2011 4 - 6 63 162
Syllabus 4 - 6 63 162

Teaching - Hours

Lectures: 2,00
Laboratory Practice: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Lectures Totals 1 2,00
João António Correia Lopes 2,00
Laboratory Practice Totals 4 8,00
Daniel Augusto Gama de Castro Silva 2,00
João António Correia Lopes 6,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Within the context of the specification, development and maintenance of software applications with GUI using client/server architectures, this course aims to:
- Promote the acquisition of software engineering concepts, methods and techniques and enable students to apply them in the design and development of software systems.
- Equip students with practical skills in the use of software development tools appropriate to the specification and development of the product throughout its life-cycle, including debugging, testing and documentation of the Java programming language code.

Learning outcomes and competences

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and document the requirements of a Software System using user stories
- Describe the use cases using UML
- Implement a prototype of the User Interface
- Identify and document additional requirements
- Obtain the conceptual domain model using UML
- Obtain business process models using UML
- Describe the architecture using UML
- Validate the architecture through a prototype
- Modelling the structure of classes using UML
- Modelling the behaviour of objects using UML
- Prepare the User manual
- Prepare the Deployment manual
- Write Java classes using standard API
- Make versions of software components
- Documenting Java code using Javadoc
- Test the code using Junit
- Use a collaborative documentation development tool
- Use an IDE in software maintenance
- Use a version control system

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

Knowledge of Programming languages


- Introduction to Software Engineering and Agile Modelling.
- Introduction to Engineering requirements. Requirements documentation.
- UML modelling language.
- Object-oriented software design. Modelling of architecture. Structure, behaviour and architecture design.
- User interfaces design.
- Coding with Java.
- Verification, validation and software testing.
- Software maintenance. Configurations and versioning.
- Project management.

Mandatory literature

Scott Ambler; The Object Primer, Cambridge University Press, 3rd Edition, 2004. ISBN: 978-0-521-54018-6
Thinking in Java; Bruce Eckel, Prentice Hall, 4th Edition, 2006. ISBN: 0131-87248-6

Complementary Bibliography

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva e Carlos Alberto Escaleira Videira; UML, metodologias e ferramentas CASE. ISBN: 989-615-009-5
Russ Miles and Kim Hamilton; Learning UML 2.0. ISBN: 978-0-596-00982-3
Mauro Nunes, Henrique O.Neill; Fundamental de UML. ISBN: 972-722-481-4

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures (2 hours per week) will be used to present the theoretical content, together with practical examples using the methodologies and tools to be used in laboratories.
In the laboratory classes (2 hours per week), the students will work in groups of five people in a software project.


IDE NetBeans (Linux e Windows)
Enterprise Architect (Windows)
Umbrello (Linux)


Physical sciences > Computer science > Programming > Software engineering
Physical sciences > Computer science > Programming

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Teste 40,00
Trabalho laboratorial 60,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de projeto 106,00
Frequência das aulas 56,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

Practical work (TP) will be evaluated through the documentation submitted, the application developed and individual performance in the class (TP1 to TP8).
The theoretical concepts are evaluated through the individual response to CAT sheets (FT1 to FT4).
Minimum required to pass this course: 50% in each of the practical components (TP1 to TP8) and 40% overall mark in the CAT sheets (FT1 to FT4).
This course, due to its laboratory nature, can not be replaced by taking an exam.

Calculation formula of final grade

Classification = 80% TP + 20% FT
TP = (TP1 + 3* TP2 + 2* TP3 + 2* TP4 + 2* TP5 + 8* TP6 + TP7 + TP8 )/20
FT = (FT1 + FT2 + FT3 + FT4) / 4

The classification of any assessment component may vary from element to element in the same group by plus or minus 2 values, based on the opinion of teachers and the self-evaluation to be conducted internally within each group.

Examinations or Special Assignments

Further to the demonstration of the product, an oral session may be required for some of the students.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Students under special regimes are expected to submit the practical work required for this course as ordinary students.
Students that are not required to be present in the classes, have to present the evolution of their work to the teacher simultaneously with the regular students, and conduct the same theoretical tests.

Classification improvement

Improving the classification requires a new enrolment in the course.

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