ITC309 Software Development Project 2 (8)

This subject is the final step in your major software engineering project. Work started in ITC303 Software Development Project 1 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 programmer's manuals. They will then be expected to review the project outcomes, artefacts and collaborative work.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
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 ITC308.



Subject Relationships

ITC308 Similar project 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; and
  • be able to work effectively in a team environment.


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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC309 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Asg 1 - engagement task - lcam resubmission
Asg 2 - initial operation capability milestone
Asg 3 - product release milestone
Project management assessment stream (pmas)

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.