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FIT5004 - Software systems architecture

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2007


This unit introduces students to the important field of software systems architecture. It provides foundation level knowledge in addition to advanced topics. Emphasis is on software architectural patterns and practises for networked and distributed enterprise applications. Students gain practical experience in applying architectural patterns to significant problems.


Knowledge and an understanding of:

  1. the importance of software architecture
  2. the importance of software architectural patterns
  3. several important software architectural patterns
  4. trends and developments in software architecture


Assignments: 60%
Exam: 40%

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 2 hours tutorials