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Fourth generation systems (4 points)


Leader: J Miller and S Tucker

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Fourth-generation languages (4GL) and the application development environment using event-driven programming and DBMS. Association with data dictionary, prototyping, systems development methodologies and impact on SDLC. User's view of 4GL: planning for success, evaluation criteria, defining strategic use, costing and benefits of 4GL, impact on the organisation. Developing systems: use of current RAD tools with effective GUI design. Specific requirements and features of application environments: desk-top, mainframe, client/server, Internet.

Assessment: Assignments and practical examination: 60% + Theory examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: CSE1203 or SFT1102 and COT2132 or CSE2132, or equivalent

Prohibitions: CFR3332, CSE3204, SFT2204, SFT3030

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