Introduction to Java

online short course

R9 600.00 R6 720.00

course fees

9 weeks


6-8 hours

effort per week



This course aims to provide you with the foundational knowledge and practical understanding of the Java language. By the end of this course, you should be able to write your own Java program while also being able to communicate with a Database.

why should you enrol for this course?

Java can be understood as two things: as a programming language and as a computing platform. Java uses an object-orientated programme model to represent either a programming entity or an abstract object. Many applications and websites use Java. Java is everywhere! Java is a foundational language that is used in Android application development. So, if you are considering becoming a mobile App developer, this would be a great foundational course for you.

0 | Orientation Module

1 | Intro to Java and Setup

2 | Exploring Your IDE

3 | Introduction to Java Syntax, Modifiers, Class, Object

4 | Data Types and Data Control

5 | Operators

6 | Inheritance and Polymorphism

7 | Database Persistence

8 | Wrap Up

course video

Juan Barrios Piaggio

course author

Juan Barrios Piaggio is an experienced Information Technology (IT) professional with a passion for helping others achieve their best. He knows all about the fast-paced world of development. With more than 10 years in the industry, he has worked for some of the most influential companies in South Africa, working his way up to software development manager at his current workplace. He also has great insight in Android development, as he managed projects and people to create some of the applications we use in and across South Africa.

Online Course Facilitator

This online short learning programme will be facilitated by an industry subject matter expert, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge throughout the programme. Your Online Course Facilitator will contribute to Discussion Forums and provide you with in-depth feedback on all your assessments.

What will you need?
Basic requirements To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word. Please note: Google and YouTube may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
How will you learn?
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
  • Work through all your interactive course notes
  • Review supplementary resources
  • Apply what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts and infographics
  • Collaborate and interact with your fellow participants via the discussion forum
What will you gain?
On the successful completion of this short learning programme, you will get the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our Online Campus. All your course assessments and submissions will be available to you in your course handbook. Your course handbook will be made available once you commence your short learning programme. Your Certificate of Competence will be issued in your registered name and couriered to you at no additional cost.
Academic and Technical Support
With the freedom that online education brings, Damelin Future Studies students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our mind. Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

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