ITC309 Software Development Project 2 (8)

This subject is the final step in your major software engineering project.  Work started in ITC303 will be completed in ITC309. This subject, and its linked subject ITC303, 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 beta and release of their project, including user and programmers manuals. They will then be expected to review the project outcomes, artefacts and collaborative work.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC309. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ITC307 or ITC308.



Subject Relationships

ITC308 Similar project subject for a different stream.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply the UP methodology to implement and deploy the software system;
  • be able to evaluate the developing project through testing and respond to any defects identified;
  • be able to use project management tools to assist in timely completion of milestones;
  • be able to demonstrate technical writing skills in a software development environment through development of user and programmer's manuals;
  • be able to evaluate the project process and outcomes, including team management, against the project proposal.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The construction and transition phases of a software project.
  • Technical writing.
  • Program testing and implementation including automated tools and techniques, software quality control and test documentation.
  • Benefits and implications of effective team management including professional and ethical behaviours, inter-personal skills, managing people and user management.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.