ITC508 Object Modelling (8)

In this subject, students will develop knowledge and skills in the use of object-oriented analysis and design techniques, and in the development of various object oriented artefacts. The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), object oriented analysis, modelling and design, and creation of diagrams are covered using Unified Modelling Language (UML) notation.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC508. 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

Programming knowledge similar to the level learned in ITC518

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and apply the concepts of object orientation methodology;
  • be able to describe the relationship of analysis and design activities to the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC);
  • be able to analyse a case study and construct a business proposal to argue the feasibility of a client software proposal;
  • be able to analyse system requirements to determine the use cases for the creation of a domain model of the problem domain;
  • be able to create analysis and design diagrams with UML notation;
  • be able to compare the syntax, semantics and pragmatics of UML to determine the best diagrams for the problem domain;
  • be able to model various aspects of systems to construct quality diagrams for use in a system development project;
  • to be able to verify and validate a system design.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Object oriented concepts and terminology
  • System Development Life Cycles (SDLC)
  • Requirement Analysis; refining the requirements model
  • UML basics and modelling concepts
  • Use case modelling using UML
  • Object oriented analysis and design using UML
  • Creation of class diagrams
  • Class hierarchies; relationships
  • Attributes, operations, contracts and messages; use cases, Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools
  • GRASP pattern/principles
  • Programming and developing the system

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC508 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 %
Inception and elaboration phase
Topical quizzes
Design phase
Final exam

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.