ITC543 Enterprise Design Patterns (8)

Enterprise applications with complex data storage issues and user interfaces need to be well designed to be robust, reliable and maintainable. This subject provides students with an opportunity to learn about design patterns in enterprise applications and requirements. This includes in-depth knowledge and analysis of classic (Gang of Four) and modern design patterns from the application design perspective. More specifically, the subject takes the design patterns study to a level where software designers decide how to identify and use a proper design pattern for their specific application. It enables the students to use unified modern language to analyse and compare different design patterns. The subject places emphasis upon the patterns used by .NET database, web and user interface frameworks.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Systems Development

Assumed Knowledge

ITI500 and ITC508 and (ITC491 or ITE508 or ITE510 or ITE517)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and identify the purpose and principles of design patterns;
  • be able to use Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagrams and appropriate design patterns to create enterprise applications;
  • be able to critically analyse complex data storage and user interfaces using design patterns;
  • be able to write a program that illustrates the use of design patterns;
  • be able to compare and contrast alternate software designs for an application problem;
  • be able to create and document software applications in the .NET Framework using design patterns.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to design patterns and an overview.
  • Introduction of classic Gang of Four (GoF) design patterns.
  • Role of Unified Modelling Language (UML) description of design patterns.
  • Classification and categories of design patterns.
  • Layering model of enterprise design applications.
  • Some commonly used creational, structural and behavioural design patterns.
  • Introduction to application frameworks.
  • Domain logic patterns in .NET Applications.
  • Data storage patterns in .NET Applications.
  • Object relational mapping patterns.
  • Web presentation patterns.
  • Model View Controller (MVC) patterns.


Current Students

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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.