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COSC202 Software Development

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Tools that optimise the development of software; the software that builds software, and how it works; techniques for managing large-scale software projects. Programming languages and their roles in software development.

Paper title Software Development
Paper code COSC202
Subject Computer Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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Prerequisite
COMP 160 or COMP 162
Restriction
COSC 241
Recommended Preparation
COMP 101
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Contact

adviser@cs.otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

TBA

Textbooks

TBA

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By completion of this paper students are expected to:

  • be able to compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of key, popular programming languages;
  • understand how software is transformed from human-readable source code into machine-readable, executable code;
  • demonstrate mastery of tools that optimise the reliability and efficiency of software development;
  • gain confidence in approaching unfamiliar programming language environments;
  • be able to manage a software development team producing a project.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2021

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Tools that optimise the development of software; the software that builds software, and how it works; techniques for managing large-scale software projects. Programming languages and their roles in software development.

Software development is a team activity and needs good support from the tools that you use. In this paper you will learn how to work in a team with a range of these tools in order to develop a larger piece of software.

Paper title Software Development
Paper code COSC202
Subject Computer Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
COMP 160 or COMP 162
Restriction
COSC 241
Recommended Preparation
COMP 101
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Contact

adviser@cs.otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Steven Mills

Associate Professor David Eyers

Paper Structure

Topics covered will include:

  • Teamwork, ethics, and software development
  • Shell scripting and version control
  • Programming languages and software libraries
  • Build tools, automation, and continuous integration
  • Testing and debugging
  • Software licensing and open source

Assessment

  • Internal Assessment (group software project): 60%
  • Final examination: 40%
Teaching Arrangements

Two 1-hour lectures and two 2-hour laboratory sessions per week.

Textbooks

No set textbooks are required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By completion of this paper students are expected to:

  • Be able to compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of some key, popular programming languages
  • Understand how software is transformed from human-readable source code into machine-readable, executable code
  • Demonstrate mastery of tools that optimise the reliability and efficiency of software development
  • Gain confidence in approaching unfamiliar programming language environments
  • Be able to manage a software development team producing a project

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
A2 Tuesday 12:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22
A3 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22
AND one stream from
B1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 17-22
B2 Friday 12:00-13:50 9-14, 17-22
B3 Friday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22