Course handbook


This course examines the development of information systems and their software components. It focuses on the need for development methodologies that support the emerging need for flexible, interactive and evolutionary construction.

Availability2017 Course Timetables2018 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)


  • Semester 1 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018

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. Describe a software design using UML diagrams.

4. Produce a test plan for a software system.

5. Discuss the professional 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.


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

Assumed knowledge

SENG1110 Object Oriented Programming OR INFT1004 Introduction to Programming OR COMP1010 Computing Fundamentals (or equivalent)

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Group Project

Formal Examination: Formal Exam *

* 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

Callaghan, Ourimbah and PSB Singapore


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


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