6.092 Introduction to Software Engineering in Java

January (IAP) 2009

Part of a poster showing social networks among Flickr users.
This image shows how some Flickr users are linked in social networks. Assignment 7 asks you to model certain aspects of a simple social network. (Original image courtesy of GustavoG on Flickr.)

Course Description

This course is an introduction to Java™ programming and software engineering. It is designed for those who have little or no programming experience in Java and covers concepts useful to 6.005. The focus is on developing high quality, working software that solves real problems. Students will learn the fundamentals of Java, and how to use 3rd party libraries to get more done with less work. Each session includes one hour of lecture and one hour of assisted lab work. Short labs are assigned with each lecture.

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .java.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Evan Jones
Olivier Koch
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux

Course Meeting Times

2 sessions / week for 4 weeks
2 hours / session