• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Software Development
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bernardo Pereira Nunes
    • Dr Dylan Campbell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
    Second Semester 2024
    See Future Offerings
  • STEM Course

This course extensively explores the fundamental principles and practices necessary for creating medium-scale software projects, with a specific focus on the object-oriented programming paradigm. By blending theoretical understanding with hands-on practice, students establish a robust foundation in software construction, drawing from their prior programming experience. Key topics, including programming techniques at large, life cycle models, data manipulation techniques, and GUI concepts, are highlighted to foster a comprehensive grasp of software development. Ultimately, the course empowers students with the skills to construct medium-scale software projects efficiently, ethically, and in alignment with industry standards. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Apply object-oriented programming concepts for medium-scale software projects 
  2. Understand the fundamentals of life cycle models for developing medium-scale software projects 
  3. Apply and Evaluate software construction principles across various life cycle stages in medium-scale software projects 
  4.  Understand fundamental concepts of GUIs and user interfaces 
  5. Understand basic concepts of intellectual property in software construction, considering ethical and social implications of technical decisions 
  6. Apply and Evaluate techniques for data manipulation in medium-scale software projects 
  7. Understand and analyse relevant scientific literature in the field of software construction.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignment(s) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
  2. Labs and Video Assignments (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Exam (45) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,7]

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Thirty one hour lectures and nine 2 hour laboratory sessions plus self study to a total of 130 hours.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have either: completed COMP6700 OR COMP6710 OR COMP1110 OR COMP1140; AND have completed or currently be enrolled in MATH6005 OR COMP6260 OR MATH1005 OR COMP1600; OR be enrolled in Master of Computing (Advanced). Incompatible with COMP2100.

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed textbooks.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4980
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4215 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9215 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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