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Software Engineering Fundamentals

Undergraduate | RMI-CPT230 | 2024

Navigate the quality, reusability and effectiveness of the software engineering lifecycle. Design, refine and assess complex systems. Be objective and develop solutions for actual problems. Use top-down and bottom-up design methods to find best fit.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Software Engineering Fundamentals

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to:

    • explain and apply the main aspects of software engineering;
    • evaluate requirements for a software system;
    • apply the process of analysis and design using the object-oriented approach;
    • work effectively in a team to analyse the requirements of a complex software system, and solve problems by creating appropriate designs that satisfies these requirements;
    • communicate effectively with others, especially regarding the progress of the system development and the content of the design;
    • recognise and describe current trends in the area of software engineering. 

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:


Or have equivalent programming experience before starting this subject.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)

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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