• 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 UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • 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. Describe contractual specifications, analyse documentation and specifications against other’s code, develop, understand, test, and evolve substantial programs using a modern IDE, and  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 

Indicative Assessment

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

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Lectures and laboratory sessions plus self study to a total of 130 hours.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed: COMP1110 or COMP1140 AND 6 units of 1000 level MATH. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed COMP2500 or COMP6442.

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed textbooks.

Assumed Knowledge

Introductory programming, preferably in an object-oriented language, to design and implement programs with several classes, with simple inheritance.


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

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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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