CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT13235 Enterprise Software Development
Enterprise Software Development
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces students to the practical issues involved in the design and implementation of enterprise software applications. The focus will be on applications employing 3 tiers - a presentation layer, an application layer and a data persistence layer. In terms of technology, both traditional desktop applications and web-based applications will be covered. Emerging technologies will also be discussed.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT11134 and COIT11237 OR COIT11134 and COIT12167

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback response

Feedback

Overall statisfaction

Recommendation

The overall student satisfaction fell in comparison to past terms. This can be largely due to less participation of students in the survey; which in turn did not truly represent the entire student population. 1) It is to recommend that in-campus teaching staff orient students about the importance of survery and encourage them to participate in the survey. 2) It is to also recommend that teaching staff emphasise students to partcipate regularly in all lecturer and tutorials to understand and grasp technologies used in the course. Unless students take ample self-initiatives and drives, without a facilitator course like this can be difficult to understand and digest. [3] In future, the CC and teaching staff should encourage students to participate in online forum and discussions to harness engagement.

Feedback from Student feedback response

Feedback

Moodle navigation

Recommendation

[1] Besides the changes in assessment questions, all learning resources were similar to previous term. Whilst saying this, the course rating fell from 4.6 to 3.5. It is partly due to very limited number of students participated in the survey. [2] Likewise, in future, we need to look into ways and means to improve navigations using appropriate blocks, sections or hyperlinks in Moodle course site. [3] Subsequently, since navigation is a very broad term, specific questions in future surveys relating to navigation will help to rectify the problem.

Feedback from Student feedback response

Feedback

Learning resources

Recommendation

The course website provided all resources: lecturer slides, tutorial activities and instructions, instructional videos, and other supplementary technical documents for students to learn and apply all technologies covered in the course. While observing lab sessions in Sydney campus, students fully used those resources. In many occassions, students told that the instructional resources including videos helped them a lot to learn and apply the tools and technologies. Recommendation: In future, additional supplementary learning resources such as links to external reading materials and videos in Moodle site will help students to build more confidence on the technologies used in the course.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the design rationale for n-tiered software architectures.
  2. Describe the industry standards that apply to the major enterprise software architectures.
  3. Analyse and evaluate the technology options available for each tier within a particular enterprise software architecture.
  4. Design and implement 3-tier applications.
  5. Evaluate emerging enterprise computing technologies.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Beginning Java EE 7 (2013)

Authors: Antonio Goncalves
Apress
New York New York , NY , USA
ISBN: 978-1-4302-4626-8
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Apache Maven 3 or higher
  • Derby database 10.6 or higher
  • GlassFish application server 4.0 or higher
  • JDK 1.7 or higher
  • NetBeans IDE 8 or higher
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Mahesh Kayastha Unit Coordinator
m.kayastha@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 10 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Enterprise Computing & Java EE

Chapter

1 and 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 17 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Object-Relational Mapping

Chapter

5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 24 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Managing Persistent Objects

Chapter

5 and 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 31 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Callbacks and Listeners

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 07 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Enterprise Java Beans

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due: Week 5 Friday (11 Aug 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 14 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Mid-term break

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Session Beans

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 28 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Callbacks, Timer Service and Authorization

Chapter

8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

JavaServer Faces

Chapter

10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Pages and Components

Chapter

10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Processing and Navigation

Chapter

11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Transactions

Chapter

9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 11 Wednesday (27 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 02 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Messaging

Chapter

13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 09 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 16 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Mahesh Kayatha

Course Coordinator

Email: m.kayastha@cqu.edu.au

Mobile: +61 430 363 864

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

In this assignment you are required to design, implement, test and document the persistence tier of a Java Enterprise Application using Derby database server and Apache Maven. This assignment will assess your competency in enterprise software paradigm and Java Persistence API (JPA) programming. Since this assignment will lay the foundation for Assignment-2, it is important that you spend ample time to understand and accomplish it.

The assignment specification and marking criteria can be found in the Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (11 Aug 2017) 11:45 pm AEST

Assignment 1 Due


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (1 Sept 2017)

Assignment 1 Results Release


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

This assignment will assess your knowledge and skills in Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) techniques, Java Persistence API (JPA) , and Java Persistence Query Language (JPQL) to store and query data in Derby database server.

The assignment specification and marking criteria can be found in the course website in Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You must submit your assignment electronically through the unit Moodle site. Any email or hard copy submission will not be acceptable.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse and evaluate the technology options available for each tier within a particular enterprise software architecture.
  • Design and implement 3-tier applications.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

In this assignment you are required to design, implement, test and document a fully functional 3-tier (presentation, business, and persistence tiers) enterprise application system. This assignment is an extension of your Assignment-1 where you will be using the Entity Classes, Object Relational Mapping (ORM), and Java Persistence Query Language (JPQL) that you developed in Assignment-1 as Persistence Tier for this assignment. The purpose of this assignment is to assess your competency in enterprise software paradigm, Java Server Faces (JSF), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) programming, and the inter-operations between these 3-tiers of an enterprise application.

The assignment specification and marking criteria can be found in the course website in Moodle.



Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Wednesday (27 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST

Assignment 2 Due


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (6 Oct 2017)

Assignment 2 Results Release


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

The assignment will assess your knowledge and competence in designing, developing, testing, and documenting a 3-tier enterprise application that uses Java enterprise and associated technologies such as Object Relational Mapping (ORM), Java Persistence API (JPA), Java Persistence Query Language (JPQL), Java Server Faces (JSF), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Derby Database Server, Glassfish Application Server, and Maven.

The assignment specification and marking criteria can be found in the course website in Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You must submit your assignment electronically through the unit Moodle site. Any email or hard copy submission will not be acceptable.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse and evaluate the technology options available for each tier within a particular enterprise software architecture.
  • Design and implement 3-tier applications.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
180 minutes

Details
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Law dictionaries, Business and Law dictionaries (discipline specific dictionaries) are authorised.
Open Book
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