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 Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst 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

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ITC220


ITC140 or ITC206

Subject Relationships

ITC220 ITC220 is a data structure subject in Java.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

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


This 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.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.