Distributed Computing

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Distributed Computing

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course gives an understanding of key concepts of distributed system development, which includes two main parts: 1. engineering distributed system, including user requirements, OO analysis software architecture, OO design, algorithms, implementation, and evaluation. 2.DS system development techniques: OOA and D; user interfaces; data management; algorithms. You can also gain some practice building distributed system via doing the assignments. This course is designed for e-commerce courses in computer information systems that aim to prepare students for web-based application design and implementation, client-server application development.
    Introduction to networking, Distributed information systems development process, An overview of requirements engineering for distributed information system (DISs), Software architectures for DISs, OO design for DISs, An overview of markup language and two main types Internet Component Architecture: J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition Architecture) and .NET, Java Sever Pages and Java Beans, ODBC/JDBC - separating the issues of business logic and presentation. The course will provide a mix of client-server, object-based system concepts, practical development techniques and experience in developing server-side web applications.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.