ITC518 Principles of Programming Using C# (8)

This subject focuses on mobile application development using C# (C Sharp) programming principles. Students will apply advanced object-oriented programming techniques such as inheritance, polymorphism and interfaces to develop mobile applications. In addition, the subject also provides a deeper look into classes, objects, methods and graphical user interface (GUI) using C# in the context of mobile applications. The subject develops skills and capabilities for designing robust graphical user interface (GUI) programs in the C# object-oriented programming environment. The focus of the subject is to use Microsoft's .NET Framework with C# programming principles to develop applications for the latest Windows Phone platform. At the end of this subject, students will be able to design, create, analyse and debug Windows Phone based mobile applications using the C# programming language.

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC518. 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

Only available to postgraduate students.

Assumed Knowledge

ITC538 Programming in Java 1

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and apply the advanced techniques of object-oriented programming in mobile application development;
  • be able to explain and apply elements of good programming style by identifying, isolating and correcting errors in code;
  • be able to interpret algorithms and the program code of solved programming problems;
  • be able to investigate and create solutions to programming problems using the C# programming language that contain an analysis, solution design and documented code;
  • be able to develop GUI programs for Windows Phone that incorporate sound user interace design principles;
  • be able to solve complex mobile app problems and develop applications using advanced OOP techniques.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Revision of object-oriented programming principles.
  • C# (C sharp) programming environment and its applications.
  • Working with objects, classes and value types.
  • The use and role of inheritance in object-oriented programming.
  • Control statements and their proper use in mobile app design.
  • Graphical user interface design and coding.
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) programming.
  • Introduction to polymorphism, interfaces and operator overloading in object-oriented programming.
  • Windows Phone platform introduction.
  • Introduction to XAML.


Current Students

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

Prospective Students

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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.