|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Developing medium and large scale software systems requires analysis and design prior to implementation. This subject introduces students to software design, with specific focus on object-oriented design, and the implementation of designs using an object-oriented programming language. The subject aims to lay the foundations to software design, and is the first subject of a sequence of subjects that teaches the students the concepts in software design.
Topics covered include:
- Object-oriented programming techniques
- Object-oriented design concepts and modelling
- Design patterns and their applications
- Object-oriented frameworks.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Apply software design principles to object-oriented design
- Develop object-oriented models for a medium-sized software system
- Evaluate design trade-off of different designs
- Implement an object-oriented design in a suitable language
- Use commonly available object-oriented design frameworks for application development
- Apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
On completion of this subject, students should have the following skills:
- An ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
- In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
- An ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
- An expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, and the capacity to do so.
Eligibility and requirements
One of the following:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|COMP10002||Foundations of Algorithms||
VCE Algorithmics units 3/4
Admission to the ME-(Software) OR ME-(Software/business) programs.
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|COMP90041||Programming and Software Development||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Project work during semester requiring approximately 30 - 35 hours of work in total (30%). This consists of two projects. The first one is due around week 7, (10%). The second project is due around week 11, (20%)
- A mid-semester test (10%)
- 2-hour end-of-semester written examination (60%).
Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, students must obtain at least:
- 50% overall
- 15/30 in project work; and
- 35/70 in the mid-semester test and end-of-semester written examination combined.
Assessment addresses all Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Matthew De Bono Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
- Semester 2
Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Time commitment details
- Subject notes
This subject is available as breadth in the following Bachelors courses: Arts, Commerce, Environments and Music.
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees).
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject comprises two one lectures and one two hour workshop each week. Weekly readings are assigned from the textbook. The subject also includes two individual projects and a mid-semester examination.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
At the beginning of the year, the coordinator will propose a textbook that will be made available through University Book Shop and library. The current suggested textbook is Walter Savitch: Absolute Java. Pearson Education International. 4th Edition (or 5th Edition). Additional learning material will be made available on the learning management system (LMS) site for the subject.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
The software industry is a large and steadily growing industry, and is constantly looking for competent software engineers. This subject teaches the software engineering design principles and lays the foundation for developing core software design skills required by industry practitioners.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Computer Science Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.