This short course introduces the concepts of object oriented programming using Java. Java is the pre-eminent programming language for serious application development on the Internet.

The course covers Java data objects of primitive and reference data types and introduces students to the basic fundamentals of programming in Java, with hands-on practical sessions on implementing simple programs using calculations, variables, control statements and loops.

At a glance

  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost


What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the most important programming structures,
  • Develop Java programs to meet given specifications,
  • Implement custom Java classes, interfaces, and packages,
  • Implement standalone application interfaces using Java Swing components.

Core content

  • Fundamental principles of programming in Java,
  • Object-oriented programming using Java,
  • Variables and calculations,
  • Strings,
  • Arrays,
  • GUI programming.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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