Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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


Subject Information
Subject Code MCS9205
Subject Name Software Development Methods & Tools
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MCS9124
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS917
Assessment 1. Assignments 30% 2. Mid term examination 20% 3. Final examination 50%
General Subject No.
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  
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.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
This subject provides an introduction to the process of design and analysis of software. Students will receive a formal introduction to the software design process and techniques, pattern design and reuse, as well as general approaches of interface design. A UML supporting tool will be used for practice of object oriented development approach.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Explain the techniques and stages of a selected modern analysis and design method.
2. Describe the range of application domains to which a method can properly be applied.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in the correct use of the techniques learnt.
4. Properly apply the method to a particular analysis and design problem within the methodís application domain.
5. Correctly use UML notation to document the analysis and design.


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