units

FIT9131

Faculty of Information Technology

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Information Technology

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • First semester 2017 (Online)
  • Second semester 2017 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2017 (Online)

Malaysia

  • First semester 2017 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit aims to provide students with the basic concepts involved in the development of well structured software using a programming language. It concentrates on the development of problem solving skills applicable to all stages of the development process. Students gain experience with the translation of a problem specification into a program design, and the implementation of that design into a programming language. The unit introduces software engineering topics such as maintainability, readability, testing, documentation, modularisation, and reasoning about correctness of programs. Students are expected to read and understand existing code as well as develop new code.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. design, construct, test and document small computer programs using Java;
  2. interpret and demonstrate software engineering principles of maintainability, readability, and modularisation;
  3. explain and apply the concepts of the "object-oriented" style of programming.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 2 hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

FIT9004, FIT9017, FIT5131

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