Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


2000 level

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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021


  • Semester 1 - 2021

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 strategy plan for system deployment and ongoing maintenance.

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. Implementation strategies.

5. Introduction to the later phases of software development.

6. 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

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 whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade, which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and PSB Singapore

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2


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

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