CS代写|CSC8014 Assessed Coursework Staff Support Manager

The aim of this coursework is for you to practice the design and good practice principles covered in lectures. You will develop interfaces and classes to demonstrate that you have learned and understood the module material, including:

The coursework is not algorithmically challenging. The focus is on good design and good practice.

The coursework is not about development of an end-user application. You are developing interfaces and classes that could be used for the development of an application. You should not develop a graphical user interface or a command line interface. They are not necessary, and you will be given no credit for doing so.

Note the staff support system specified below is a deliberate simplification. It is not an accurate model of real world University systems. Your solution should correspond to the simplicity of the specification. You risk losing marks if you attempt to provide a more realistic model or provide a solution that is more complicated than necessary.

2. System overview A University needs a set of interfaces and classes to manage academic staff data. The Department has different types of academic staff. These are lecturer, and researcher staff. Staff cannot be more than one type. For this coursework, the significant difference between lecturers and researchers is that lecturers can teach on the different modules whereas researchers cannot. Furthermore, researchers can supervise students’ projects while lecturers cannot.

The system should maintain records of modules that lecturers teach and students who researcher staff supervise in an academic year. Lecturers can teach up to 40 credits, and researchers can supervise at most 10 students.

When a new staff gets employed, the University needs to be able to issue them a smart card (with a smartcard number) and a staff ID (for login). A staff member can be on either a permanent contract or a fixed term contract.

To complete the system outlined in Section 2 you will need to provide interfaces and classes for the functionality described in this section. You must also test your solution.

Task 1

You need to create classes to provide an appropriate hierarchy for staff. Your StaffManager class (See Task 4) should create a staff object of the appropriate type when employed. You are provided with the interface Staff to start with (See Staff.java in Canvas).

All staff have the following public functionality:

Task 2

You need to create a StaffID class. A staff ID has two components – a single letter followed by a three-digit number. For example:

You must provide access to each component and an appropriate string representation of the ID.

Staff ID’s are unique. You must guarantee that no two staff have the same ID.

Task 3:

You need to create a SmartCard and a SmartCardNumber classes. A Smart Card has the staff name (comprising a first and last name – you can use the Name class for storing staff first name and last name), the date of birth of the staff, a unique Smart Card number and a date of issue.

The Smart Card number has three components. The first component is the concatenation of the initial of the first name of the staff with the initial of the last name of the staff.

The second component is an arbitrary serial number. The third component is the year of issue of the card. For example, the string representation of the Smart Card number for a card issued to John Smith in 2023 would have the form:


where the 10 is a serial number that, with the initials and year, guarantees the uniqueness of the card number as a whole.

You must guarantee the uniqueness of smart card numbers.

Your smart card class must provide methods to access the staff name, the staff date of birth, the smart card number and the date of issue of the Card. The smart card should have the following private method:

The smart card should have the following public method:• getExpiryDate(); which returns the expiry date of the card.

You should use the java.util.Date class to represent dates. However, you must not use deprecated methods of the Date class. So, for example, in the test class, you can use java.util.Calendar to construct dates of birth and dates of issue of Smart Cards. You can assume default time zone and locale.

Task 4:

The StaffManager class is the driver class for the university system. It needs to:

This class need to provide a number of methods. You are provided with StaffManager.java class that has the signature of the methods that need to be implemented (Please DO NOT change the methods’ signature).

This method should allow modules information to be read from a pre-defined data file (modules.txt, where path is the path to this file) and stored in a set of modules. The modules.TXT file contains one data entry per line with fields separated by a comma e.g. CSC8014, Software Development Advanced Techniques, 2, 10.

This method should allow students information to be read from a pre-defined data file (Students.txt where path is the path to this file) and stored in a set of names. The Students.TXT file contains one data entry per line with fields separated by a space e.g. Charlie Chaplin

This method registers a new staff onto the system and allocates a smart card and a staff ID (see below for additional rules about whether or not a smart card can be issued). On success, this method needs to return a Staff object.

This method returns the number of staff of the specified type (a lecturer or a researcher) that are currently employed.

This method adds either a set of modules or a set of students to the staff depending on their type. You need to make sure that modules and students are valid before assigning them to the staff (This can be done be comparing the set against the records of existing students and modules).

This method returns all staff that are employed by the university.

This method removes the staff record associated with the given staff id. In effect, the staff is leaving the University.

When issuing a smart card, the following rules must be observed.

Task 5:

You should provide test cases for your interfaces and classes. To do this you can use the simple test framework (Assertions class) provided for you in Canvas -> Assignments -> Staff Management System. You should test the normal case,boundary conditions, and exceptional cases.