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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, expected to be offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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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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Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system