Courses & Units

Software Application Design and Implementation KIT506



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 computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that communicate with data sources. Students will also develop and demonstrate advisory capacity and an understanding of the business context of systems design and implementation. Modern software tools and techniques to support designing, programming, and testing will be utilised. Students will explore the concepts of object-oriented modelling and testing. By the end of the unit, students will have applied the principles of how to design, implement and test a system from a requirements specification, and have the knowledge and skills required to justify and implement a user-centred approach to the main tasks typically required in these phases.


Unit name Software Application Design and Implementation
Unit code KIT506
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
Teaching staff Doctor Muhammad Bilal Amin
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the SDLC process using industry-relevant principles and practices
  • Produce an application design and test plan using industry-relevant software design tools and techniques;
  • Develop an interactive software application that implements a design specification;
  • Collaborate on a project across the software development lifecycle from design to testing as an effective team member and project manager;
  • Critique software development processes and provide recommendations for improvement
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching Pattern

6 x 2-hour lectures. One 2-hour lecture in weeks 1-4, 6 & 11
4 self-paced learning modules for SDLC, OOD, Testing and implementation with exercises through the unit MyLO page
12 x 2-hour tutorials. One 2-hour tutorial in weeks 2-13



AssessmentQuiz (15%)|Software design specification (20%)|Software solution (20%)|Software test plan (20%)|Software design and test plan critique (25%)
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All the required reading and exercises will be available on the unit MyLO page.

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