CS5003 –Data Structures and Specialist Programming

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This individual coursework requires developing and documenting Java application(s) using an
object-oriented approach.
The coursework carries 30% of the module mark.
Submission Deadlines: 3pm, Wednesday 13/12/2017 to WebLearn
Coursework in-class Demo: Tuesday, 9/01/2018
NB– Anyone not meeting the deadline must submit their work with a completed mitigating
circumstances form. It will only be marked if the mitigating circumstances are accepted. If you
submit your late work to the Registry/Hub all parts of the work must be handed to the Hub with the
form. You must ensure that you have a receipt from the Hub for your submission.
Please note the rules on plagiarism
The application should be implemented individually. This is not a group/team effort. Any material
which is a direct copy from someone else (student or other source) or a close paraphrase/code must
be indicated where it is quoted i.e. it must be made clear what material is a quotation or close
paraphrase e.g. by showing the text in italics or in quotation marks. It is not sufficient to show the
source in a list of references or bibliography. If you are unclear, please discuss your examples with
your seminar tutor or the module leader. Plagiarism is a serious offence and conviction for
plagiarism may lead to suspension from the University, even for a first offence. Please see the
section on Academic Misconduct in the Student Handbook.
Part 1: Use of Data Structures & Java Collections Framework
You are required to develop a software system in Java using relevant classes from the Java
Collections framework. The system is to manage bank accounts. It should be able to manage
account general details for an unlimited number of accounts, and details of the last six transactions
for each account as specified below. To simplify the matter the system does not require saving data
on disk, however if you wish you can implement this functionality into your system.
The record of a student must include the following data items:
Account general details:
1. Account number
2. Account holder name
3. Account holder address
4. Opening Date
5. Current balance.
Transaction details:
1. Transaction type (i.e. deposit, withdrawal)
2. Transaction amount
3. Transaction date.
Your system is required to provide the following functionality.
1. Create a new account and add it to the system.
2. Display on the computer screen a list of the existing accounts with the account general details.
3. Delete a closed account from the system, given the account number.
4. Update the system with details of any new transaction of existing accounts. Note that for each
account only the information of the last six transactions is maintained by the system.
5. Given an account number, display on the computer screen details of the account’s last six
transactions being sorted by transaction amounts. Note that all transaction amounts are positive
numbers regardless whether a transaction is a deposit or withdrawal.
6. Provide an appropriate system user interface that allows testing of the above methods
Part 2: Implementation of a Data Structure and an Algorithm
You are to provide your own implementation of a standard data structure and a standard
searching/sorting algorithm to satisfy the requirement of this part of the coursework.
You should have used some classes and its methods from the Java Collections framework in your
implementation of the system as requited by Part 1 of this assignment. In this part, you should do the
following: –
(a) To construct your own implementation of the same data structure of at least one of the Java
Collections classes which you used in your solution from Part 1. For example, if you used the
LinkedList class you should provide your own implementation of a linked list class from
scratch in order to provide the same functions of your application.
(b) To write your own Java code from scratch to implement a sorting or searching algorithm. For
example, you could write a Java method of your own to perform the insertion sort algorithm,
which can be used in the implementation of Function no.5 of the application from Part 1.
(c) To provide another version of your application which provides the same functions as specified
in Part 1, but makes use of the class(s) and method(s) from your implementation of the chosen
data structure and algorithm from (a) and (b) above.
This coursework requires two deliverables to be submitted via WebLearn before the submission
deadline above.
(1) The software artefact with a complete set of Java classes source code (i.e. ***.java files,
or complete NetBeans Java application projects) to meet the requirement of Part 1 and
Part 2 of the coursework.
(2) The report in MS Word or PDF format.
Your software implementation should demonstrate/provide the following features
1. Use of appropriate data types (built-in and programmer-defined) to handle the application
2. Define and use your own class or classes.
3. Use of appropriate data structures for the required programming scenario.
4. Use suitable algorithms e.g. sorting and searching.
5. Provide either console-based or GUI-based user interface for your application.
A reflective report (1000 words), which concisely documents:
a. Detailed instructions to run the program.
b. The architecture of your software in terms of software classes, clearly indicating which
classes are of your own work and which classes are from other sources (e.g. from textbooks,
online sources etc.).
c. Detailed description of the classes’ purpose, properties and methods.
d. Which data structures and which algorithms you have used, in which part of your programs,
and why.
e. Screen dumps (live, 2 per page) including test plan, test data and test results
f. A reflection of your experience of the development task, what issues you experienced, your
solution to overcome it and any lessons learned.

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