Course Title: Develop software

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5148

Course Title: Develop software

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 140.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Adel Smee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251552

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

A student of Develop Software (Part 1) will create a properly layered and encapsulated object-oriented application using the Java programming language. This course provides the groundwork needed to create a fully integrated networked software application in Develop Software (Part 2).

The three fundamental layers of object-oriented application development will be thoroughly explained and practically experienced:
1) The Presentation layer provides a user interface that formats and displays data, and controls user input.
2) The Business Logic layer provides the functionality and rules that define how the software operates.
3) The Data Access layer controls interaction between the application and persistent storage (database).

The student will analyse, design and implement a Java application modelled on this three-layer design pattern.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COSC5745C ICAITB070B Create Code for Applications (Part 1)
COSC5749C ICAITB070B Create Code for Applications (Part 2)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITB069B Develop software


Code each program module

Document each program module

Review each program module

Learning Outcomes

See elements of competency.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, assignments, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests. Students are advised that they maybe be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.