Course Title: Programming Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Programming Studio 2

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Coordinator: Timothy Wiley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5202

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 014.11.013

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COSC2802 - Programming Bootcamp 2

Course Description

Programming Studio 2 is an intermediate studio-based course that focusses on the further acquisition and development of technical and professional skills for computing. The studio-based approach provides an authentic problem setting. Theory and practice are blended in the application of learning centred on e.g., development of game or web applications. In this course you will develop programming principles, skills and practices for modern software development, continuing the study of design, development and testing from previous courses. These learning outcomes will be achieved by developing a medium-sized real world application.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP09421 Bachelor of Computer Science (Studios), BP096P21 Bachelor of Software Engineering (Studios) and BP215P21  Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Graphics Programming) (Studios):


PLO1. Enabling Knowledge

You will gain skills as you apply knowledge effectively in diverse contexts.


PLO2. Critical Analysis

You will learn to accurately and objectively examine and consider computer science and information technology (IT) topics, evidence, or situations, in particular to:

- Analyse and model requirements and constraints for the purpose of designing and implementing software artefacts and IT systems

Evaluate and compare designs of software artefacts and IT systems on the basis of organisational and user requirements.


PLO3. Problem Solving

Your capability to analyse problems and synthesise suitable solutions will be extended as you learn to:

- Design and implement software solutions that accommodate specified requirements and constraints, based on analysis or modelling or requirements specification.


PLO4. Communication

You will learn to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through a range of modes and media, in particular to:

- Present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of software applications, alternative IT solutions, and decision recommendations to both IT and non-IT personnel via technical reports of professional standard and technical presentations.


PLO5. Team Work

You will learn to work as an effective and productive team member in a range of professional and social situations, in particular to:

- Work effectively in different roles, to form, manage, and successfully produce outcomes from teams, whose members may have diverse cultural backgrounds and life circumstances, and differing levels of technical expertise.


PLO6. Responsibility

You will be required to accept responsibility for your own learning and make informed decisions about judging and adopting appropriate behaviour in professional and social situations. This includes accepting the responsibility for independent life-long learning. Specifically, you will learn to:

- Effectively apply relevant standards, ethical considerations, and an understanding of legal and privacy issues to designing software applications and IT systems.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

CLO1: Design and develop secure medium sized software applications.

CLO2: Design and integrate relational database solutions in the context of a software development project to efficiently manage data.

CLO3: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with industry professionals and peers

CLO4: Demonstrate skills for self-directed learning, reflection and evaluation of your own and your peers work to improve professional practice.

CLO5: Demonstrate adherence to appropriate standards and practice of Professionalism and Ethics.

Overview of Learning Activities

Instructor Guided Hours (face to face): 96 per offering

This course will be delivered via hands-on workshops which are supported by presentation of technical content in a blended mode featuring online material supplemented with instructor guided activities and consultation. This will take place over a period of 8 to 10 weeks.

Learner Directed Hours: 144 per offering

Learner-directed hours include time spent reading and studying online materials; working through examples; and performing exercises and assignments designed by the instructors to reinforce concepts and develop practical skills across a variety of problem types.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will make extensive use of computer laboratories and relevant software provided by the School. You will be able to access course information and learning materials through MyRMIT and may be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: (25%) Assignment 1. Initial Design of small to medium sized application (teamwork). This task supports CLOs: 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Assessment Task 2: (25%) Assignment 2. Prototype of small to medium sized software application (teamwork). This task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: (50%) Individual In-Lab Assessment. An individually developed part of a small to medium sized software application. This task supports CLOs: 1 and 2.