Software Modelling and Design

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Software Modelling and Design

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    One subject from Group A and one subject from Group B.
    Group A
    SWEN20003 Object Oriented Software Development
    COMP90041 Programming and Software Development

    433-254 Software Design

    Group B
    COMP20003 Algorithms and Data Structures
    COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity
    COMP20007 Design of Algorithms


    433-253 Algorithms and Data Structures

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Software Systems must be carefully analysed, designed and modelled before they are constructed. This subject delivers the knowledge and skills needed for the design of medium to large-scale software systems. The subject also teaches students how off-the-shelf development frameworks can be utilized for designing large-scale software systems. The emphasis will be on techniques appropriate for object-oriented design and development.
    Topics covered include:
    • Analysis of requirements for design
    • Modelling software systems using the Unified Modelling Language (UML)
    • Software design processes and principles
    • Common design patterns and software architectures
    • Tools for design and development.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.