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Unit description

Equips students with the skills necessary to understand and actively manage programming and programmed systems. Explores concepts such as outsourcing, testing, system procurement, system integration and implementation management. In addition, students will be introduced to key techniques for project management of design, implementation and maintenance processes for software development projects.

Unit content

1. Testing techniques: usability, unit, integration and others

2. Centralised and distributed version management systems

3. Software procurement, evaluation and acceptance

4. Management of software development projects

5. Maintenance of software systems and change request management

6. Impact and management of modern trends in software design (Cloud, Mobile, Service Oriented design, etc.)

7. Other project management techniques applicable to software development projects

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1develop and implement plans for software testing in the areas of acceptance, usability, unit, integration and othersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2create software procurement specifications and evaluate candidate proposalsIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3modify code and documents using version management systemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4assess and evaluate maintenance systems in large scale software projectsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5analyse and recommend management actions due to the impact of current trends in software project design and developmentIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6assess and recommend appropriate modern information technology project management techniques for a variety of model projectsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop and implement plans for software testing in the areas of acceptance, usability, unit, integration and others
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. create software procurement specifications and evaluate candidate proposals
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. modify code and documents using version management systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. assess and evaluate maintenance systems in large scale software projects
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. analyse and recommend management actions due to the impact of current trends in software project design and development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. assess and recommend appropriate modern information technology project management techniques for a variety of model projects
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 (12 weeks)
Workshop online 2 (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Essay25%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Essay25%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Essay25%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Essay25%
Exam: open book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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