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 MCS9222
Subject Name Systems Development
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MCS9204
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Laboratory Exercises 25%; Group Assignments 35%; Final Examination 40%.
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 a framework for understanding and developing the necessary skills to successfully undertake the major third year software project. The subject provides an introduction to the practical aspects of the development of a software application following a well defined process. Students will gain experience in the software development cycle, including requirements, design, and implementation, and also learn to exploit implementation support technologies. Assignments will provide experience of structured development work in a small group setting. The implementation language used in illustrations and assignments is C++.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Design a software application of moderate size and complexity, making effective use of design tools.
2. Use appropriate tools to develop and implement a software application of moderate design and complexity.
3. Create, plan, and implement a test plan for a software application.
4. Work in a group following a defined software development process.


Textbook Information
Software development for small teams [electronic resource]: a RUP-centric approach by Gary Pollice et al., Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2004
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