Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI334
Subject Name Software Design
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24 cp of CSCI/CSIT @ 200 level
Co-Requisites CSIT314
Restrictions CSCI205
Equivalence None.
Assessment Group project: 45% Final exam: 55%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lect & 2 hrs lab
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Hoa Dam
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Hoa Dam
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
Software systems must be carefully designed before they are implemented. This subject provides the knowledge and skills needed for the design of medium to large-scale software systems. Students will be introduced to the set of principles, concepts, and practices that lead to the design and development of a high quality software system. Students will learn different processes and techniques for various aspects of software design including architectural design, detailed design and interface design. The subject also teaches students how design patterns, software refactoring, and application frameworks can be utilized for designing large-scale software systems.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Apply different software design paradigms, processes and principles.
2. Design a software application of moderate size and complexity, making effective use of design tools.
3. Select appropriate design patterns and frameworks for a given problem.
4. Improve an existing design using software refactoring techniques.
5. Assess the quality of a software design.

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