CT4017: Introduction to Software Development

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CT4017: Introduction to Software Development

Module Title Introduction to Software Development
Module Code CT4017
Module Tutor Ahsan Ikram
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description The module introduces the basics of software development. It develops the student's programming techniques, including the design, development and testing of software units. Students are assumed to have no background in programming.
Indicative Syllabus Software design, development and testing. Project lifecycles and project management principles. Application Programme Interface.
Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. Design, develop and test small units of software according to a specification.
  2. Appreciate the stages of the software development lifecycle.
  3. Explain and use the Application programming interface (API) to develop software.
  4. Develop understanding of project management packages and utilize them to plan and manage projects.
  5. Apply skills relevant for academic progression and career development within the sector.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Group work, standard, written: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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