10 Simple Java Projects for Beginners

I often get the question from my readers that what are the best java projects for beginners. If you are starting the journey of learning java and looking for some practical implementation i.e real hands-on coding experience, then below I have compiled a list of java projects that you can look upon.
Students can benefit from below java projects by using it for colleges and universities project submission. I will advise that you should create the project by yourself. I believe, thinking for the long term i.e practical hands-on coding will help to boost your career.

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10 Java Projects for Beginners

1. Simple Banking Application [Start from here]

This project is the best way to kick start your coding experience in java. In this project, you will be learning how to take input from the user using Scanner class, basics about String, how to print in java, variables, if/else statements, methods, loops, etc. In simple banking application you will be coding the simple bank operations like check balance, deposit, withdraw, exit, etc. This is one of the easiest projects to start with for beginners. The cool thing about it is that the video is just 20 minutes long. Within 20 minutes, you will have a working banking application in front of you.

Video length: 20 minutes 
Creator: Help People

2. Email Application

If you are still hungry for more java coding practice, then the Email Application project is perfect for you. In reality, this is more advanced than the above project but still at the beginner's level.
The cool thing about this project is that you will be provided with specifications just like real-world projects. Also, you will be learning about how to generate a random password using Math.random function, how to use OOPs concepts like encapsulation. In this simple email application, you will be coding the simple email operations like set the mailbox capacity, set the alternate email, change the password, etc. This video is a little bit longer coming at 37 minutes.

Video length: 37 minutes
Creator: Master Skills

3. School Management System

This project is a simple School Management System. It simply deals with students, teachers, and funds. It does not take care of attendance, bus tracking, time-table, etc. In other words, you can say the instructor is implementing a money management system for the school. In this project, you will be implementing OOPs concepts, simple concepts of Collection in java, etc. Unlike previous videos, this video is a bit longer. It can take up to 1 hour and 50 minutes of your time.   

Video length: 1 hour 50 minutes
Creator: Rakshith Vasudev

4. Student Management System  

This project is also a simple Student Management System. In this project you will be learning how to add new students to the database, how to generate a 5 digit unique studentID for each student, how to enroll students in the given courses. Also, you will be implementing the following operations enroll, view balance, pay tuition fees, show status, etc. The status will show all the details of the student including name, id, courses enrolled and balance.This is one of the best projects to implement the OOPS concepts. Check out this project, it will not take more than 50 minutes of your time.

Video length: 50 minutes
Creator: Master Skills

5. Pong Game in Java 

Till now I have shared the simple management systems without Graphical User Interface (GUI). Pong is a classic tennis game which is GUI based. This project is a great recipe to test your core java skills as it uses simple Multithreading concepts, Swing concepts, OOPs concepts. This project will hone your skills in creating GUI based Java applications. You will also be learning how to deal with edge cases and much more in just around 40 minutes. The only downfall of this project is that there is no way you can beat the computer and there is no scorecard. It's a great opportunity to build upon this game and add more functionalities.

Video length: 38 minutes
Creator: Krohn - Education

6. Snake Game in Java

Snake is a classic smartphone game. Surely, many of you have played it as well. Have you ever thought about what it likes to build it by yourself and that is with in 45 minutes? All this is possible if you follow the video embedded below. In this game, the snake is looking for food which is called tokens.
This project is much more advance than the other projects listed in this blog. The score will be shown after the completion of the game. Here, you will be implementing java Swing concepts plus OOPs concepts.

Video length: 45 minutes
Creator: Krohn - Education

7. Brick-Breaker Game in Java

Brick-breaker is also another GUI based java game. Just like the above projects, this project is also created from scratch. Brick-breaker game is a game in which a player is given a small platform at the bottom of the screen, which he/she can control using arrows in the keyboard. The player uses the platform to keep the ball running in the game. The goal of the player is to break as many bricks as possible. You will lose if you miss the ball with your platform. In this project, you will be using java swing, OOPs concepts and much more. If you want to try out this project, then it will not take more than 1 hour of your time.

Video length: 57 minutes
Creator: Awais Mirza

8. Flappy-Bird Game in Java

If you are hearing Flappy-Bird game for the first time, then check its amazing story right here. In the below project, instead of a bird playing the game, we have a small red-dot. Apart from the red-dot, everything else looks and feels like same as the flappy-bird game app, including the background, pillars, etc.
The aim of the game is to control the bird(red-dot) and move into the spaces between the pillars. The hard part is to control the bird. You will score 1 point every time if you pass the green pillar successfully. This project has used more colors than any other previous game projects. There is extensive use of java swing classes and of course OOPs concepts. Check this out if this game interests you. The below video is of length 1 hour.

Video length: 1 hour 2 minutes
Creator: Jaryt Bustard

9. ATM Interface in Java

This is the most complex project in this list. There are five different classes in the project, namely, account holder, account, bank transaction, bank and particular ATM of the bank. This project is a console-based application. If you start running the program, you will be prompted with user id and user pin. If you entered it successfully, then you unlock all the functionalities which typically exist in an ATM. The operations you can perform in this project are show transactions history, withdraw, deposit, transfer and quit. The below video is of length around 2 hours.

Video length: 2 hours 5 minutes
Creator: TechLiterate

10. Text-Based Adventure-Game in Java

This project is not GUI based. It is a console-based game. The video shared below is the last part of the 10-part playlist called Java For Beginners. The first 9 parts cover the basics of java. If you love adventure games then this project is for you. Below the video is of length just under 50 minutes.

Video length: 47 minutes
Creator: Codecourse

That's all for today, please mention in comments if you have any questions related to the simple java projects for beginners.

Reference: reddit and compscicentral

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Subham Mittal has worked in Oracle for 3 years .
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