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Diploma in Java (SE) Programming via Online Distance Learning

Enrolment date: 21 June 2024

Benefiting from over 30 years’ practical skills training experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Diploma in Java Programming (SE8) course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of Java Programming Standard Edition: Creating Java Applications, Using Classes and Objects, Control Statements, Methods, Arrays, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Exception Handling, Database and JDBC, Applets, Multimedia, CSS, Servlets, Java Server Pages, Java Server Faces, AJAX Enabled Java Server Faces, XML and RSS, Java RSS Utilities, and many more.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help or answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of Fitzwilliam Institute’s course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. Our Diploma in Java Programming (SE) contains the core and vital industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life Java Programming Standard Edition briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Java Programming (SE) offers practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable toolkits and resources and prepare a real life Java Programming Standard Edition  project brief, which will enable you to improve your work portfolio. This course will help novices become literate in Java programming and help experienced programmers become skilled Java SE developers.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Java Programming SE course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for 6 months. However, you can complete the course in as little as 3 - 4 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
  • Java Programming SE Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from many years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.
Enrolment date: 21 June 2024

Overview of Java Applications

Creating Your First Java program, Compiling and running a Java Applications, Modifying a Java Program, Displaying Text with printf, Using Variables and simple arithmetic, Getting user input with class Scanner, Decision Making: Equality and Relational Operators.

Using Classes and Objects

Classes, Objects, Methods and Instance Variables, Declaring a Class with a Method and Instantiating an Object of a Class, Declaring a Method with a Parameter, Instance Variables, set Methods and get Methods, Primitive Types vs. Reference Types, Initializing Objects with Constructors, Floating-Point Numbers and Type double.

Control Statements

if Single-Selection Statement, if Ö else Double-Selection Statement, while Repetition Statement, Formulating Algorithms, Repetition Statements, Formulating Algorithms: Nested Control Statements, Compound Assignment Operators, Increment and Decrement Operators, Primitive Types, Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition, for Repetition Statement, Examples Using the for Statement, do Ö while Repetition Statement, switch Multiple-Selection Statement, break and continue Statements, Logical Operators.

Methods: A Deeper Look

static Methods, static Fields and Class Math, Declaring Methods with Multiple Parameters, Notes on Declaring and Using Methods, Method-Call Stack and Activation Records, Argument Promotion and Casting, Java API Packages, Generalized Scaling and Shifting of Random Numbers, Scope of Declarations, Method Overloading.


Declaring and Creating Arrays, Examples Using Arrays, Enhanced for Statement, Passing Arrays to Methods, Multidimensional Arrays.

Classes and Objects Advanced

Controlling Access to Members, Referring to the Current Object's Members with the this Reference, Overloaded Constructors, Default and No-Argument Constructors, Composition, Enumerations, Garbage Collection and Method finalize, static Class Members, static Import, final Instance Variables, Time Class Case Study: Creating Packages.


Superclasses and Subclasses, protected Members, Relationship between Superclasses and Subclasses, Creating Class withInheritance, Creating a Inheritance Hierarchy, Inheritance Hierarchy Using protected Instance Variables, Inheritance Hierarchy Using private Instance Variables, Constructors in Subclasses, Software Engineering with Inheritance.


Polymorphism Examples, Demonstrating Polymorphic Behavior, Abstract Classes and Methods, Payroll System Using Polymorphism, Demonstrating Polymorphic Processing, Operator instanceof and Downcasting, Summary of the Allowed Assignments Between Superclass and Subclass Variables, final Methods and Classes, Creating and Using Interfaces, Developing a Payable Hierarchy, Declaring Constants with Interfaces, Common Interfaces of the Java API.

Graphical User Interface Components

Simple GUI-Based Input/Output with JOptionPane, Overview of Swing Components, Displaying Text and Images in a Window, Text Fields and an Introduction to Event Handling with Nested Classes, Common GUI Event Types and Listener Interfaces, How Event Handling Works, JButton component , Buttons That Maintain State, JCheckBox component , JRadioButton component, JComboBox and Using an Anonymous Inner Class for Event Handling, JList component, Mouse Event Handling and Adapter Classes, JPanel Subclass for Drawing with the Mouse, Layout Managers.

Exception Handling

Exception-Handling Overview, Example: Divide by Zero without Exception Handling Examples, Java Exception Hierarchy, finally Block, Stack Unwinding, printStackTrace, getStackTrace and getMessage, Chained Exceptions, Declaring New Exception Types, Assertions.

Files and Streams

Data Hierarchy, Files and Streams, Class File, Sequential-Access Text Files, Creating a Sequential-Access Text File, Reading Data from a Sequential-Access Text File, Updating Sequential-Access Files, Object Serialization, Creating a Sequential-Access File Using Object Serialization, Reading and Deserializing Data from a Sequential-Access File, Additional Classes, Opening Files with JFileChooser

Enrolment date: 21 June 2024

Just a note to say thanks for the Java Course, I found it very enjoyable and am delighted to have just received my result.

I found your teaching style to be excellent , there are a lot of experts that can't communicate their knowledge but you always got your point across simply and in a way that let us easily understand it. This is a great skill to have.

Declan Sheridan

Thank you for the classes. I found them very good and you where very approachable with questions and happy to help.

Ilona Kelly

When I searched for “Java course” on Google, 51 million results were thrown back at me. Needless to say, I was a bit lost if not completely apprehensive. But I toughed it out and spent the next hour diving through the sea of Java courses. I'm not entirely sure why I selected Fitzwilliam Institute’s online Diploma in Java and Database Programming. Perhaps it was the professional look and feel of their website. Perhaps it was the course information they presented. Whatever the reason, I'm certainly glad I did the Java course at Fitzwilliam Institute. Java was completely new to me, so I felt I'd need a lot of guidance and support to help me through; and Fitzwilliam Institute did just that. The course materials were well structured and easy to follow. The practical exercises, whilst challenging, were interesting and enjoyable. And the tutors were always responsive and helpful, which was great for me, as I was unashamedly low on motivation and confidence. I'm standing tall amongst my IT colleagues now, because not only have I equipped myself with Object Oriented (Java) programming knowledge, but I can also now confidently get my hands dirty with mySQL databases. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who feels a bit light-headed at the mere mention of the word Java or Object Oriented. This course will definitely give you a healthy dose of practical knowledge in Java and mySQL database. Thank you, Fitzwilliam Institute!

Quoc Tran
Enrolment date: 21 June 2024

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Professional Diploma qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management).

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.

Enrolment date: 21 June 2024
next start date: 21st June 2024

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for 6 months. However, you can complete the course in as little as 3 - 4 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 995.00 EUR

To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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