- 2018

Undergraduate

Minor / Major / Extended major

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Location

Clayton

Software development focuses on the technologies and techniques used to create computer-based systems and the development processes used in the construction of applications software, from large-scale enterprise systems to web-based and mobile applications. It will prepare you for careers in positions responsible for the development and implementation of software systems. You will learn about all aspects of the software development process, from systems analysis and design to programming and implementation.

Availability

Software development is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor, major or extended major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • analyse requirements, and design, implement and maintain software applications.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.

Students complete:

  1. The following units (12 points):
    • FIT1045 Algorithms and programming fundamentals in python* or FIT1048 Fundamentals of C++ or FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in Java
    • FIT1050 Web fundamentals
  2. And two units (12 points) from:

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

  1. The following five units (30 points):
  2. One of the following units (6 points):
    • FIT2081 Mobile applications development
    • FIT2104 Web database interface
  3. Two of the following units (12 points):
    • FIT3077 Software engineering: Architecture and design
    • FIT3134 IT-based entrepreneurship
    • FIT3146 Emergent technologies and interfaces
    • FIT3157 Advanced web design
    • FIT3173 Software security
    • FIT3176 Advanced database design
    • FIT3178 Advanced mobile apps

Extended major requirements (72 points)

No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

  1. The requirements of the major in software development (48 points)
  2. The remaining unit (6 points) from the units listed in (b) under the major
  3. Two level 3 units (12 points) from those listed in (c) under the major
  4. One unit at level 2 or 3 chosen from (c) under the major or from the following electives:
    • FIT2095 eBusiness software technologies
    • FIT2099 Object-oriented design and implementation
    • FIT2101 Software engineering process and management
    • FIT2100 Operating systems
    • FIT2107 Software quality and testing

    * This unit has a prerequisite of any Year 12 Mathematics study or MTH1010 or equivalent.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor, major or extended major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology

Students in this course can complete the minor or the extended major by using 24 points of their free electives or, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and a major or extended major in the same area of study.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology component in the following double degrees:*

  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • F2005 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology**
  • F2006 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science

* Depending on units completed it may be possible for students to complete a minor and a major by using, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives. Students cannot complete both a minor and a major in the same area of study. An extended major cannot be completed in the Bachelor of Information Technology component in a double degree.

** Students studying the secondary education specialisation in this double degree cannot complete a minor.