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CSE3204 - Fourth-generation systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2007


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: Test-based and Windows using current RAD tools, effective GUI design. Specific requirements and features of application environments: desk-top, mainframe, client/server, Internet.


Examination (3 hours): 70%
Laboratory work: 30%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


CSE1203 and CSE2132, or equivalent


CFR3332, CSE2204, SFT2204, SFT3030