Courses & Units

Software Design and Development KIT206

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.

Summary

Unit name Software Design and Development
Unit code KIT206
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Engineering & ICT
Discipline Computing and Information Systems
Coordinator

James Montgomery

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 029999

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KIT107 or KIT101 or KXT102

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • KXT315

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures in weeks 1, 6, 8 and 11; 3hr online modules on average weekly; laboratory classes weekly.

Assessment

60% exam, 40% in-semester (2 assignments worth 15% and 25%)

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Textbooks

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