Courses & Units

Software Design and Development KIT206


This unit focuses on the design, implementation and testing phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). 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, programming, and testing will be utilised. Students will explore the concepts of object-oriented modelling and programming and also Agile development methodologies. 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.


Unit name Software Design and Development
Unit code KIT206
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Muhammad Bilal Amin
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school 23/10/2023 7/11/2023 30/11/2023 7/1/2024
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the SDLC process using industry-relevant principles and practices
  • Produce an object-oriented application design using industry relevant software design tools and techniques;
  • Develop and implement a software test plan using industry relevant tools and techniques;
  • Develop a software application that implements a design specification;
  • Collaborate on a software design, development, and testing project as an effective project team member.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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KIT101 or KIT107


Teaching Pattern

8 x 2-hour lectures. One 2-hour lecture in weeks 1-4, 6, 11-13
4 (SDLC, OOD, Software testing and implementation) self-paced learning modules with exercises through the unit MyLO page
7 x 2-hour tutorials. One 2-hour tutorial from week 5 to week 10, and week 12 - This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials

AssessmentIn-semester test (15%)|Software design (25%)|Software testing report (25%)|Software design implementation (35%)
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