Course Title: Introduction to Software Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Software Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr Alan L. Harvey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925-2103

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.8.16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

   Course assumes a basic knowledge of programming at an algorithmic level.

Course Description

   Course covers the elements of the C++ language from basic language statements to functions

    and classes.  All aspects of Object Oriented programming  OOP ) in this language will be covered. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

   By  applying principles and skills  presented in lectures  during tutes and labs,

   students will develop the  capability to apply C++ language to solving problems

   in  a commercial or media related area.

   Learning outcomes are knowledge and skills in C++ language which enable

    students to apply the language to problem solving.

Overview of Learning Activities

       Learning activities are  lectures, tutes and  assignments. 

      These will be presented in the classroom and in PC laboratories. 

Overview of Learning Resources

   Learning resources   are PC laboratories for programming skill development,

   lecture notes and tutorial sessions.

Overview of Assessment

    Assessment will be by means   of a final exam and 

      lab tests of programming skills.