Faculty of Information Technology
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This unit covers problems with paper-based and on-line documentation; types of technical documentation used in software engineering; the role of various different forms of technical documentation in the software development process; document specifications; the context of technical writing; the writing process (analysis, planning, generation, testing, revision and maintenance of written texts); document publication techniques (such SGML, LaTeX, and/or XML); the role of hypertext, hypermedia and markup languages in technical documentation; small-volume and large-volume hypertext; collaborative hypertext; intelligent hypertext.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
(b.) Additional requirements (all students):
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Dr David Squire