Course Title: GUI and Event Driven Programming

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: GUI and Event Driven Programming

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business Info Technology


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Kathy Henschke

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5794

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This is an elective course in the program. It builds on a basic understanding of programming achieved in prerequisite course. This course focuses on the use of ready-made components in the creation of applications in a graphical user environment (e.g. Windows). The course makes extensive use of Visual Basic and its library of components to build applications with a minimum of coding. The assignments given in the course have a real world business context and this combined with a popular programming environment can make the course extremely valuable to students/graduates in the work place.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students should be able to appreciate the circumstances under which a GUI is the most appropriate and be aware of the skills required to produce a commercial GUI.

At the completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to create well-designed business applications. The emphasis of this course is not on programming per se but on development using available components in a graphical development environment.

Overview of Learning Activities

The students will attend lectures and tutorials which will often take the form of a computer workshop. Students will complete assignments where they will create computer applications.

Overview of Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment consists of 3 parts: 2 assignments and an examination.
All assignments are individual assignments