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.

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.