Software Development


The course 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 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Produce design documents that demonstrate their understanding of the role of each major software development phase.

2. Produce and evaluate a software design.

3. Correctly describe a software design using UML diagrams.

4. Produce a test plan for a software system.

5. Discuss the ethical and social responsibilities of software engineers.


  1. Overview of Software Development Life-Cycle models.
  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.

Assumed Knowledge

SENG1110 or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Project: Assignments

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