Information Systems Programming

Course code INFT2008Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Enables students to understand the interactions and synergies between the physical platform, tools and business environments. It covers concepts and skills needed to develop and manage small to medium information systems, including database interfacing, event-driven programming, development of effective user interfaces, and creation and presentation of reports. The course provides students with practical experiences in writing a programming interface into relational databases.

This course has a Compulsory Course Component in the final examination.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, student will have:
1. Acquired the knowledge and develop the skills needed to prototype an end-user application using a rapid application development (RAD) tool.
2. Acquired the knowledge and develop the skills needed to produce user interfaces that are aesthetic, intuitive and easy to use.
3. Acquired the knowledge and develop the skills needed to initiate and control all phases of database use and maintenance.
4. Developed the skills needed to design, implement and present reports from a database.
Content1. Interface design principles
2. Commercial programming, system development, prototyping
3. Providing user help support and trapping of simple errors
4. Multi-tier data access model
5. Data entry principles, input error reporting, data validation and checking, adding user entered data to a database; data aware controls, binding to data aware controls
6. Object-oriented design, reuse, interface design, interface implementation
7. Generation of reports from information in a database.
Replacing Course(s)INFO2040 - Distributed computing Technologies
TransitionCredit cannot be obtained for both INFO2040 and INFT2008.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeINFT1004 OR SENG1110.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalFinal Examination. This component has a Compulsory Course Component. A mark of at least 40% in the Final Examination is required to demonstrate that the student has fulfilled Course Objective 1 (acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to prototype an end-user application using a rapid application development (RAD) tool). This is not assessed elsewhere in the course.
On achieving the minimum required mark in the final exam, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the Compulsory Course Component.

All students sitting the examination will be judged to have had sufficient opportunity to demonstrate their attainment of the relevant course objectives. Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Component will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them. In the event of a successful appeal the student will be given a supplementary assessment to determine whether the student has satisfied the Compulsory Course Component.
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentThis course has a Compulsory Course Component in the final examination.
A mark of at least 40% must be achieved in the Final Examination in order to pass the course.