ITC322 Data Structures (8)


This subject builds on the students' previous knowledge of programming in a high-level language. It provides a study of abstract data types and classical data structures, including their implementation and their use in applications. Students will use their knowledge of object-oriented design techniques and extend these to solve programming problems.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC322
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ITC220
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC140 or ITC206ITC220 ITC220 ITC220 is a data structure subject in Java.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* be able to apply a variety of abstract data structures to the solution of well-defined problems;
* be able to implement selected data structures in the Java language;
* be able to design well-structured solutions to programming problems and implement these solutions in the Java language.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Review of Java, the Java programming environment and object-oriented programming.
  • Software engineering concepts of designing programs for accuracy, maintainability, ease of development and reusability.
  • Linear and binary array searching.
  • Linked data representations and their associated processing techniques.
  • Recursion.
  • Stacks, queues, binary trees, heaps and graphs.
  • Sorting, Big-O notation and sort comparisons.
  • The development of object-oriented programs using standard and local packages.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.