Course

Introduction to Software Development


Course code BIT505

This online course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to implement software development.

You will identify a range of problems, evaluate options for problem resolution and implement and document suitable software solutions.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 24 Jun 2018 to start 2 Jul 2018
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 & 3 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

What you need to know about this course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Identify a range of problems originating in a business context
  • Explain the development life cycles and the migration of changes within the business environment
  • Perform a systems analysis, applying critical thinking, using logic and reasoning, to identify alternative solutions to problems
  • Apply data modelling techniques appropriate to the system
  • Document each phase of the software development process using appropriate technical reports
  • Determine the actions required to improve, or correct systems performance
  • Describe testing and quality control methodologies

Assessment

100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.