MET CS 667 -- Enterprise Java


Suresh Kalathur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept.
Boston Univeristy Metropolitan College
808 Commonwealth Ave, Room 250
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-358-0006
Fax: 617-353-2367

Course Description

The course begins with an overview of advanced Java concepts like databases, networking, and remote method invocation (RMI). The J2EE architecture is explored starting with the presentation layer which includes the servlets and Java Server Pages (JSP). The Struts application framework is presented as a case study. Hibernate and Spring framework will be covered extensively. The business layer is covered using the enterprise java beans (EJB 3.0). Advanced concepts like Java Messaging Service and Java Server Faces will be briefly covered.

The course grading will consist of a series of programming problems, a mid term exam, and a final exam. For the course work, we will use JBoss application server/Oracle Application Server and Eclipse. Students will also be able to do hands-on programming examples in the lab during some of the lectures and also work using Remote Desktop Connection from home. The website ( will provide the required help for software and programming examples.

Course Grading Policy

The course grade will be based on active class participation (10%), assignments (30%), mid term exam (30%), and final project (30%). Assignments and projects are expected to be submitted by their respective due dates. Late submission grades will be scaled with respect to the minimum grade of those submitted on time.

Course Web Site

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Tentative Course Schedule