Unit aim

Introduces students to the development of GUI applications in GUI operating environments. Students will use object-oriented and event-driven techniques to design and code programs with graphical user interfaces. Applications development will cover screen design, simple application design tools, coding simple applications, user documentation and system documentation.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to applications development
Topic 2 Developing applications
Topic 3 Variables and constants
Topic 4 Decisions and conditions
Topic 5 Modularisation
Topic 6 Multiform projects
Topic 7 Repetition
Topic 8 Arrays
Topic 9 Database files
Topic 10 Files
Topic 11 Designing applications for people
Topic 12 Multimedia and VBA

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Earlier editions are acceptable, NB there are various ISBN numbers for the same text so please ignore ISBN numbers: Bradley, JC & Millspaugh, AC , 2010, Programming in Visual Basic 2010, McGraw-Hill, New York.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online5%
Application5%
Online5%
Online5%
Application30%
Exam: open book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online5%
Application5%
Online5%
Online5%
Application30%
Exam: open book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online5%
Application5%
Online5%
Online5%
Application30%
Exam: open book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Online5%
Application5%
Online5%
Online5%
Application30%
Exam: open book50%
Notice

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