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Software Architectures (ICT306)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Description The objectives of this unit are to study different software architectures and their implications for software design. Major topics include: pipe-filter architecture and regular expressions, Client-Server architecture, batch versus run-time validation design, object-oriented design and UML, dynamic binding and inheritance, event-based architecture, finite state machines and GUI design, Petri Nets, multithreading and synchronisation, layered architectures, design patterns and other architectures. The Java programming language will be used to demonstrate implementations.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; computer laboratories: 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites ICT104 Principles of Computer Science OR ICT167 Principles of Computer Science; ICT231 Systems Analysis and Design OR ICT239 Software Development Frameworks.
Notes Each student is expected to spend on average three hours per teaching week reading the lecture notes, books chapters and other recommended materials relevant to the topic covered in that week and spend a similar amount of time working on the lab exercises for that week. In addition, each student is required to complete two assignments and sit the final examination.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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