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FIT3077

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit builds on introductory units to analysis and design. It provides the professional software engineer with advanced knowledge and skills in high-level architectural design, its theoretical foundations, industrial best practice, and relevant application context. In the software life-cycle, software architecture sits between analysis/specification and design/implementation. The field of software architecture has come of age with a thriving research community and numerous high-level models, methods, tools and practices widely used in industry.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have -

A knowledge and understanding of:

  • modelling and design of flexible software at the architectural level. Basics of model-driven architecture;
  • Architectural styles and patterns, Middleware & application frameworks;
  • product lines. Design using COTs software;
  • configurations and configuration management;
  • in-depth look at software design, design patterns;
  • design of distributed systems using middleware;
  • design for qualities such as performance, safety, reusability etc;
  • evaluation and evolution of designs, reverse engineering.

Developed attitudes that enable them to:

  • apply variety of design pattern;
  • appreciate analysis fundamentals;
  • analyse well-formedness (completeness, consistency, robustness, etc);
  • analyse correctness (eg. static analysis, simulation etc.);
  • analyse quality requirements (eg. root cause analysis, safety, usability, security, etc.).

Developed the skills to:

  • take requirements for simple systems and develop software architectures and designs at a high level;
  • use configuration management tools effectively;
  • apply a variety of frameworks and architectures in designing software.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 40%; In-semester assessment: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 1-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

FIT2001 and (FIT2004 or FIT2024 or CSE2304)

Prohibitions

CSE3308

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