COIT12200 - Software Design & Development
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit develops practical knowledge and skills of the system design, implementation and testing and maintenance phases of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Software is constructed to demonstrate understanding of SDLC processes as they relate to layered software systems, that is, systems consisting of presentation, application and data layers.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: COIT11134 and COIT11237 OR COIT11134 and COIT12167

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
3. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Evaluation

Term 2 - 2012: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 3.67 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 22.39% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Assessment Student feedback Assignment specifications will be more detailed
Content Student feedback Students appreciated both the practicality and relevance of the course content. No change in this regard will be made.
Textbook Self Reflection A replacement text has been identified which provides a better coverage of the course content
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. apply user interface and software design principles.
  2. develop appropriate documentation for the design, implementation and testing phases of the SDLC.
  3. prepare a detailed design for a layered information system using appropriate design methods.
  4. implement a layered information system.
  5. understand the issues involved in software maintenance and how maintenance activities differ from design and implementation activities.
  6. Use SQL effectively in a range of different design scenarios.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html


This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA:

  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Testing (TEST).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment    
2 - Practical and Written Assessment  
3 - Examination      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication      
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work            
6. Information Technology Competence  
7. Cross Cultural Competence            
8. Ethical practice            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical and Written Assessment  
2 - Practical and Written Assessment    
3 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Software Engineering
Author/s: Sommerville, I. Year: 2015
Edition: 10th. Publisher: Pearson
City: Harlow State: Essex
Country: England
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • The NetBeans IDE
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDennis Jarvis (d.jarvis@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction; NetBeans

Chapter 1; Online Material

Week 2 13-03-2017

Software Processes; JDBC

Chapter 2; Online Material

Week 3 20-03-2017

Agile Software Development; Case Study 1: AddressBook - Model/View (MV)

Chapter 3; Online Material

Week 4 27-03-2017

Requirements Engineering; System Modelling

Chapter 4; Chapter 5

Week 5 03-04-2017

Requirements Analysis; Case Study 1: AddressBook - Model/View/Presenter (MVP)

Online Material; Online Material

Assignment 1 Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Architectural Design; GUI, DB Design

Chapter 6; Online Material

Week 7 24-04-2017

Design and Implementation; Design Documents

Chapter 7; Online Material

Week 8 01-05-2017

Design Principles; Case Study 1: AddressBook - Model/View/Controller (MVC)

Online Material; Online Material

Week 9 08-05-2017

Software Testing; Case Study 1: AddressBook - Critique

Chapter 8; Online Material

Week 10 15-05-2017

Software Evolution; Case Study 2: Wumpus - Specification

Chapter 9; Online Material

Week 11 22-05-2017

Quality Management; Case Study 2: Wumpus - Design

Chapter 24; Online Material

Assignment 2 Due Friday (26 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Configuration Management; Review

Chapter 25; Online Material

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

In this assignment, students will implement a two-layered Java application consisting of a Swing-base GUI that interacts with a Java DB database through the JDBC API. The specification of the system to be built will be provided on the unit website.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Assignment 1 (Total = 20 marks)

Criteria Marks Available
Exception handling (database handling) 2
Exception handling (query handling) 2
GUI implementation (as per design) 3
Class implementation (as per design) 5
Query construction 3
Display query results 3
Source code documentation 2
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. apply user interface and software design principles.

2. develop appropriate documentation for the design, implementation and testing phases of the SDLC.

3. prepare a detailed design for a layered information system using appropriate design methods.

4. implement a layered information system.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

In this assignment, students will implement a revised specification for the application developed in Assignment 1. Additional requirements will include the refactoring of the Phase 1 system to conform to the MVP (Model View Presenter) pattern. The specification of the system to be built will be available on the unit website.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Assignment 2 (Total = 40 marks)

Criteria Marks Available
Application class 5
Model + interface classes 5
View + interface classes 5
Presenter class 5
Layer interactions (Application/MVP, V/P, P/M, M/DB) 12
Source code documentation / variable naming / code layout 3
Package structure 2
Acceptance tests (0 if any test fails) 3
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. apply user interface and software design principles.

2. develop appropriate documentation for the design, implementation and testing phases of the SDLC.

3. prepare a detailed design for a layered information system using appropriate design methods.

4. implement a layered information system.

6. Use SQL effectively in a range of different design scenarios.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. apply user interface and software design principles.

5. understand the issues involved in software maintenance and how maintenance activities differ from design and implementation activities.

6. Use SQL effectively in a range of different design scenarios.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice


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