Course detail

Programming Language Java

FSI-SPJAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course provides the basics of Java language and an introduction to object-oriented programming. It introduces to classes, objects, the concept of inheritance, etc. The course teaches the work with instup/output files, graphical interfaces and techniques for designing simple Java applications.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledge of algorithmization and programming, basic knowledge of C, C # or C ++ languages.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The evaluation of the course consists of points for the semestral project (presentation of a Java program) (70 %) and points for unassisted homework (30 %) . The condition for obtaining course credits is to obtain at least 50% points from the semestral project.
The attendance at lectures is recommended, the attendance at PC labs is mandatory.


The goal of the subject is to teach students the Java programming language and to the basics of object-oriented language to design simple applications. They will learn the basics of programming using primitive and reference data types, classes and objects, exceptions, threads, etc. They will learn about Java Virtual Machine or a graphical user interface suitable for Java.
Students will gain a knowledge of Java programming language, incl. object-oriented programming. They will learn to write simple Java applications and they will be able to create an application in graphical user interface.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Pecinovský, R.: Java 14 - Kompletní příručka jazyka. Grada Publishing, 2020, ISBN: 978-80-271-1369-9, počet stran: 576. (CS)
Cay S. Horstmann, Gary Cornell: Core Java 2. Vol. I, Fundamentals. Santa Clara, Sun Microsystems Press, 2005 (EN)
Herout, P.: Učebnice jazyka Java. Nakladatelství KOPP, České Budějovice, červen 2000, ISBN 80-7232-115-3, 352 stran (CS)
S. Zakhour a kol.: Java 6, Computer Press, 2007, ISBN: 978-80-251-1575-6. (CS)
David Flanagan: Programování v jazyce Java. ComputerPress, 1997, ISBN 80-85896-78-8 (CS)

Recommended reading

Bogdan Kiszka: 1001 tipů a triků pro programování v jazyce Java, ComputerPress, 2003, ISBN 80-7226-989-5 (CS)
Siera K., Bates B.: Head First Java. 2nd edition. O'Reilly 2005. ISBN 978-0-596-00920-5. (EN)
On-line sources: (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-MAI-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to object-oriented programming and introduction to Java.
2. Java basics: data types, variables, operators, expressions.
3. Flow control, flow control mapping. Program debugging.
4. Classes and objects.
5. Inheritance.
6. Exceptions.
7. Input/Output files.
8. Containers.
9. Threads.
10. Interface, graphical environment.
11. Generics.
12. Design of simple applications.
13. Lecturer's reserve.

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The PC labs are focused on practical usage of the topics discussed in lectures, see Syllabus. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work independently, ie to create a simple application, often within individual tasks.