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.
|Unit name||Software Design and Development|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
Muhammad Bilal Amin
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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KIT101 or KIT107
Lectures in weeks 1, 6, 8 and 11; 3hr online modules on average weekly; laboratory classes weekly or online equivalent
60% exam, 40% in-semester (2 assignments worth 15% and 25%)
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