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SIT773 - Software Design and Engineering

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Honghua Dai





Incompatible with: MSC705
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


In this unit, students will be introduced to the broad-based concepts of how systems are designed. As to any successful systems, analysis and design is the essential step. Of course, applying the right design methodology also contributes to the success of the system. Therefore, this unit will investigate the different methodologies for different types of systems, including procedural, object-oriented, and real-time systems. In each type of system, their issues will be discussed and shown how a specific methodology addresses them. This appreciation is important in many analyst roles in real life. In fact, there is a big demand for analysts who understand all aspects of information systems in the context of the organisation's business operations. Such analysts are often sought after in major IT consultancy firms.


Examination 50%, three assignments (15%, 15%, 20%) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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