Software Development

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Software Development

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Engineering Science, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This course develops a deeper understanding of object- oriented programming and associated practices. The focus is on programming techniques at the micro scale. Topics include: inheritance, polymorphism, genericity, error handling, testing and debugging. A sequence of short assignments will develop the key ideas and practices; rigour in testing will be developed through (automated) assessment of programme correctness.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of the course, students should be able to:
    1. Implement, test, and debug object-oriented programs using all the facilities of the Java programming language, including exceptions, generics, assertions, and concurrency; (3(b),3(c),3(f))
    2. Appreciate the range of programming techniques available, the strengths and weaknesses of particular techniques, and be able to choose and apply an appropriate programming technique to a given problem; (3(b),3(f))
    3. Understand the range of programming tools available, their different strengths and weaknesses, and be able to choose the appropriate tools for a software development task; (3(b),3(f))
    4. Use appropriate programming tools, such as development environments, test harnesses, frameworks, and libraries. (3(b),3(f))

    Labs 15%
    Assignments 18%
    Self Assessment 7%
    Mid-term test 10%
    Final Examination (2 hours) 50%

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