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IMS2502 - Studio 4: systems development 2

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Sue Foster


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will provide students with a further opportunity to build core skills and explore the practical aspects of systems development and the nature of the environment in which development takes place. It will provide an environment where the skills gained in other units can be integrated and consolidated to deliver a modular working system. Students will implement a solution for the case study introduced in Studio 3. They will build on the set of deliverables created, modifying them as required, developing further modules, integrating them with each other and with existing modules, testing, documenting and delivering the final application using web-based interfaces.


Students will have a knowledge of:

  1. The tasks necessary to complete the design and implementation phases of systems development and produce accurate sets of system documentation that can be used to install, maintain and operate the new system
  2. The nature and contents of the project planning documentation and how these documents are used to track project progress

Students will have an understanding of:
  1. The issues surrounding systems development that can both positively and negatively affect the development process
  2. The nature of integration and modularity in systems development and how they can be achieved at the design and implementation level
  3. The nature, processes and dynamics of working in teams to create working software


Examination: 20%
Other assessment modes: 80%; Individual and group protfolio assessment, Critical self-evaluation and team-evaluation.

Contact hours

4 hours per week


IMS2501, IMS2805 or equivalents