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48433 Software Architecture

Requisite(s): 48440 Software Engineering Practice OR 31469 Object-oriented Design OR 31279 Software Development and Processes OR 31244 Applications Programming OR 48024 Applications Programming
Anti-requisite(s): 31278 Software Architecture
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Students are expected to have knowledge of object-oriented design and unified modelling language (UML) – this can be demonstrated through completion of any of the prerequisite subjects or the Foundations of Programming: Object-Oriented Design course available on through the UTS: Library.

A quiz is provided to check mastery of the expected prerequisite knowledge. Students are advised to attempt this quiz in the first few weeks of the semester



This subject teaches students current industry practices to design, develop and evaluate software architecture meeting predefined quality characteristics of functionality (suitability, security), usability (operability), efficiency (time behaviour, resource utilisation) and maintainability (changeability, testability). Concepts, theories and technologies underlying the methods and techniques are introduced and explained as required. Students apply the industry practices that they have learned to develop an architecture of a business system.

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Spring semester, City campus

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