Software Development


The course presents an introduction to project management, and explains, the software development life cycle in detail. Topics covered include: Requirement Elicitation, Analysis, Design, Testing and Implementation, and the ethical and social responsibilities existent in each phase.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Introduce students to project management techniques

2. Learn the Software Development Life-Cycle in detail, including the role of each major phase and the ways in which each major phase interacts with the others.

3. Understand the ways in which ethical and social responsibilities play a part in every phase of software development.

4. Improve communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.

5. Introduce students to design patterns and architecture styles.


  1. Overview of Software Development Life-Cycle models and project management techniques.
  2. Modelling approaches and modelling languages such as UML in software development.
  3. Requirement elicitation and system design.
  4. Testing strategies.
  5. Implementation strategies.
  6. Introduction to the later phases of software development.
  7. Personal, professional and social responsibilities in ICT and how they need to be considered in all phases of software development.


This course has similarities to INFT2009. If you have successfully completed INFT2009 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

SENG1110 or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Project: Group Project

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term