Software Development

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Software Development

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    SENG1110 or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    The course presents an introduction to project management, and explains, the software development life cycle in detail. Topics covered include: Requirement Elicitation, Analysis, Design, Testing and Implementation, and the ethical and social responsibilities existent in each phase.
    1. Introduce students to project management techniques
    2. Learn the Software Development Life-Cycle in detail, including the role of each major phase and the ways in which each major phase interacts with the others.
    3. Understand the ways in which ethical and social responsibilities play a part in every phase of software development.
    4. Improve communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.
    5. Introduce students to design patterns and architecture styles.
    Overview of Software Development Life-Cycle models and project management techniques.
    Modelling approaches and modelling languages such as UML in software development.
    Requirement elicitation and system design.
    Testing strategies.
    Implementation strategies.
    Introduction to the later phases of software development.
    Personal, professional and social responsibilities in ICT and how they need to be considered in all phases of software 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.