Software Development


The course explains, for software developers, the development life-cycle details. Topics covered include: Requirements Elicitation, Analysis, Design, Testing and Implementation, including 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. 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

Appropriate undergraduate studies and/or relevant work experience, as well as SENG6110

Assessment Items

Project: Projects

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal *

* 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 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


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


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term