Software Development Studio 1
Learn how to design and build interactive software. You’ll explore how teams work together in collaborative practices, then tackle group software development tasks and individual programming tasks. Incorporate design principles and a range of technologies.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- explain how data and information is represented within a computer system and how it is manipulated to solve problems in a range of disciplines;
- solve problems and design software solutions using a high-level programming language and a range of technologies, protocols and algorithms;
- apply basic collaborative software development practices to work effectively with team members on small-scale software development projects;
- understand basic interaction design principles and apply these to the development of interactive software; and
- demonstrate effectively written and oral communication skills to convey information, approaches and design decisions to a range of audiences.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects moodle site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Software development is a collaborative undertaking that requires the integration of different technologies to build elegant and intuitive solutions. This subject introduces you to the fundamentals of software production. Helping you to develop a strong understanding of how data is represented and manipulated within a computer system, you will solve problems in a series of individual and collaborative software development tasks. Your capacity for critical thinking, analysis and complex problem solving will be extended as you build interactive software in a high-level programming language, applying your skills to effectively communicate design choices. With the Australian Government predicting very strong future growth for the sector, highly skilled professionals who can harness the tools of modern software development are in demand.
Assessment 1: Individual programming task. All assessment tasks must be attempted in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5; Assessment 2: Individual programming task. All assessment tasks must be attempted in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5; Assessment 3: Collaborative software development task. All assessment tasks must be attempted in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5; Assessment 4: Individual development reflection. 1000 words. All assessment tasks must be attempted in order to pass the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 4, 5; Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins duration. It is mandatory to pass the Final Examination in order to pass this unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Assessment 1: Individual programming task (10%)
- Assessment 2: Individual programming task (10%)
- Assessment 3: Collaborative software development task (30%)
- Assessment 4: Individual development reflection (10%)
- Final Examination 2 hrs 15 min (Online) (40%)
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