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FIT2043 - Technical documentation for software engineers

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit covers problems with paper-based and on-line documentation; types of technical documentation used in software engineering; document specifications; minimalist design philosophy; graphic design of technical documentation; the context of technical writing; the writing process (analysis, planning, generation, testing, revision and maintenance of written texts); document publication techniques (including SGML, LaTeX and XML); the role of hypertext, hypermedia and markup languages in technical documentation; small-volume and large-volume hypertext; collaborative hypertext; intelligent hypertext.


Prac Exam: 50%
Weekly Pracs: 50%

Contact hours

4 hours per week


FIT1002, CPE1001, CSE1202, GCO1811, MMS1801, MMS1802


CSE1305, CSE1402, GCO1063, SFT2203, SYS2204