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Undergraduate | LTU-CSE3PSD | 2024

Professional Software Development

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
12 weeks

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Professional Software Development

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Critique design patterns and their uses in object-oriented software design.
    2. Engineer object-oriented software using design patterns.
    3. Implement software using design patterns in the C++ programming language.
    4. Analyse emerging trends in software development and forecast how they will evolve.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • LAT-CYS-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Cybersecurity
  • LAT-TEC-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Information Technology

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of


Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SBITO, TB001O
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed CSE1ISX (Information Systems) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Cybersecurity

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Bachelor of Information Technology