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Software Design and Development

Software Design and Development

Course Description

The Preliminary course introduces students to the basic concepts of computer software design and development. It does this by looking at the different ways in which software can be developed, the tools that can be used to assist in this process and by considering the interaction between software and the other components of the computer system.

The HSC course builds on the Preliminary course and involves the development and documentation of software using a variety of data structures and language facilities. Students learn to solve a number of interesting and relevant software problems.

What students learn

Preliminary Course

  • Concepts and Issues in the Design and Development of Software
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Developing Software Solutions

HSC Course

  • Development and Impact of Software Solutions
  • Software Development Cycle
  • Developing a Solution Package

Options  – Students will sudy ONE of the following options:

  • Programming paradigms or
  • The interrelationship between software and hardware

Students will spend a minimum of 20% of Preliminary course time and 25% of HSC course time on practical activities using the computer.