ITC303 Software Development Project 1 (8)


This subject is the first step in your major software engineering project. Work started in this subject is continued and completed in the linked subject ITC309. This subject, and its linked subject, cover the practical application of a project management methodology in the development and delivery of a major project. In particular, the focus of these subjects will be the application of the Unified Process (UP) whereby iterative and incremental development and testing are essential elements of the project lifecycle and process framework. In this subject, students will be working in teams to produce a project proposal, and define the system architecture and modelling. A major milestone of this subject is delivery of a prototype to demonstrate technology suitability and functionality before proceeding with the project in ITC309.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC303
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ITC306
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
(ITC203 or ITC102 or ITC211) and (ITC140 or ITC206)ITC306 ITC306 ITC303 replaces ITC306 as the first of the project subjects for the software, online system, and database majors in the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and apply appropriately the different steps in the UP methodology to produce software, as well as the main artefacts of the software development process, using project management tools to assist in timely completion of milestones;
  • be able to analyse and document application requirements using Unified Modelling Language (UML) modelling techniques and tools;
  • be able to evaluate and determine suitable technologies to be used in the project;
  • be able to verify design through delivery of a functional prototype;
  • be able to evaluate software unit and application quality through testing.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Project development and the Unified Process methodology.
  • The initiation and elaboration phases of a software project.
  • Project planning and management skills for managing projects emphasising risk analysis and prioritisation.
  • Creating conditions for effective team management including professional and ethical behaviours, inter-personal skills, managing people and user management.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.