COIT20259 - Enterprise Computing Architecture
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces you to the components, architectures and industrial standards involved in the design and implementation of enterprise software applications. The focus will be on applications employing 3 tiers - a presentation tier, an application tier and a data persistence tier. In terms of technology, both traditional desktop applications and web-based applications will be covered and different technology platforms will be compared and contrasted. Emerging technologies and current research issues will also be discussed. Note: If you have completed COIT20227 Enterprise Computing then you cannot take this unit.

Details

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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms, COIT20247 Database Design and Development

Co-requisite: COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development, COIT20258 Software Design: Principles, Models and Patterns

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
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

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 Postgraduate 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. 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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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • 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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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
Using the NetBeans built-in database server and application server for deploying a 3-tier enterprise application is not a good practice. Doing so would hide the layers of an enterprise application and course poor understanding of the distribution/interaction of components in real world enterprise environments. From term teaching and assignmemt marking The use of separate application server GlassFish and database server Derby needs to be taught in lectures/tutorials and the use of separated servers will be required for assignment 2.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast the major enterprise software architectures.
  2. Analyse and evaluate the design options available for each tier in a typical 3-tiered application.
  3. Design and implement complex 3-tier applications.
  4. Assess the potential business impact of emerging enterprise computing technologies.
  5. Critically evaluate key research areas in enterprise computing.

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. The SFIA code is included:
  • Systems Design(DESN)
  • Systems integration (SINT)
  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG
  • Data analysis (DTAN)
  • Database/repository design (DBDS)
  • Testing (TEST), Network support (NTAS)
  • Release and deployment (RELM)
  • Application support ( ASUP).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills      
4. Research  
5. Self-management          
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility          
7. Leadership          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Practical and Written Assessment        
3 - Examination          

Prescribed Textbooks

Beginning Java EE 7
Author/s: Antonio Goncalves Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Apress
City: New York State: NY
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • JDK 1.7 or higher; Apache Maven 3 or higher; Derby Database 10 or higher; GlassFish 4 Application Server; NetBeans IDE 8.1 or higher
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 CoordinatorWei Li (w.li@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

Enterprise Computing & Java EE

1 & 4

Week 2 13-03-2017

Object-Relational Mapping

5

Week 3 20-03-2017

Managing Persistent Objects

5 & 6

Week 4 27-03-2017

Callbacks and Listeners

6

Week 5 03-04-2017

Enterprise Java Beans

7

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

Vocation

Week 6 17-04-2017

Session Beans

7 & 8

Week 7 24-04-2017

Callbacks, Timer Service and Authorization

8

Week 8 01-05-2017

JavaServer Faces

10

Week 9 08-05-2017

Pages and Components

10

Week 10 15-05-2017

Processing and Navigation

11

Week 11 22-05-2017

Transactions

8 & 9

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

Messaging

13

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

The unit coordinator of Term 1, 2017

Dr. Wei Li

School of Engineering & Technology
Central Queensland University
Rockhampton QLD 4702, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4930 9686
Email: w.li@cqu.edu.au

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

Your task for this assignment is to write a technical report on the topic of Review of Cloud Computing, which is a service-oriented architecture for enterprise computing. The purpose of this assignment is to assess your competency in review, critique and clarification of a technical issue and writing a formal academic report.

The assignment specification and marking criteria can be found from the unit web site.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Assignment-1 Due
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017)
Assignment-1 Results Release
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be assessed by the format, technical contents and referencing of the report. The detailed marking criteria can be found from the unit web site.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Compare and contrast the major enterprise software architectures.

2. Analyse and evaluate the design options available for each tier in a typical 3-tiered application.

4. Assess the potential business impact of emerging enterprise computing technologies.

5. Critically evaluate key research areas in enterprise computing.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

4. Research



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

Your task for this assignment is to design, implement, test and document a 3-tier enterprise application system. The purpose of this assignment is to assess your competency in enterprise computing paradigm, JSF, EJB and JPA programming and the interoperations between layers of an enterprise application.

The assignment specification and marking criteria can be found from the unit web site.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Assignment-2 Due
Return Date to Students Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017)
Assignment-2 Results Release
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be assessed by the design and test document and the software implementation. The detailed marking criteria can be found from the unit web site.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

2. Analyse and evaluate the design options available for each tier in a typical 3-tiered application.

3. Design and implement complex 3-tier applications.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 120 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only.
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Compare and contrast the major enterprise software architectures.

2. Analyse and evaluate the design options available for each tier in a typical 3-tiered application.

4. Assess the potential business impact of emerging enterprise computing technologies.

5. Critically evaluate key research areas in enterprise computing.

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

1. Knowledge

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills


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