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 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.
For students that do not have a prior programming or data management background there will be some introductory modules available on programming, SQL and XML.
|Unit name||Software Application Design and Implementation|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Julian Dermoudy|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Produce an object-oriented project design using appropriate languages and tools
- Extract data from a relational database for manipulation within a program
- Develop an object-oriented project implementation which contains a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
- Collaborate on a project across the software development lifecycle as an effective project-team member
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Model/Artefact (15%)|Assignment (25%)|
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