Courses & Units

Software Application Design and Implementation KIT506

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that communicate with data sources. Modern software tools and techniques to support designing (such as UML), programming (such as C# and pair-programming), and testing (such as use-case based testing) will be utilized. Students will explore the concepts of object oriented modelling and programming and also the agile development methodology. By the end of the unit, students will know the principles of how to design, implement and test a system from a requirements specification, and have the knowledge and skills required to conduct a user-centred approach to the main tasks typically required in these phases.

For students who do not have a prior programming or data management background there will be some introductory modules available on programming, SQL and XML. All students are provided with a series of practical introductory programming classes.

Summary

Unit name Software Application Design and Implementation
Unit code KIT506
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Teaching staff James Montgomery
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 029999

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KIT206

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures in weeks 1, 6, 8 and 11; 3hr online modules on average weekly; up to 3 additional 3hr online modules for students without prior programming, SQL or XML knowledge; 2hr laboratory classes weekly; and 1hr introductory programming laboratory classes in weeks 2-7.

Assessment

50% exam, 50% in-semester (2 assignments worth 15% and 25%; 10% in-class assessments during introductory programming laboratory classes)

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Textbooks

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