COIT13235 - Enterprise Software Development

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the practical issues involved in the design and implementation of robust enterprise software applications, enabling business-to-business and business-to-customer operations. You will be learning data persistence and managing persistent objects, which will extend your knowledge of object-oriented programming. You will learn to assemble several open source tools and use well-known design patterns to build portable, highly available and maintainable software applications. You will be applying your knowledge to develop 3-tiered practical enterprise systems with a data persistence tier, business logic layer and a web-based presentation tier.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT11134 and COIT11237 OR COIT11134 and COIT12167

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2016 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.62% response rate.

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.

Source: Student feedback response
Overall statisfaction
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.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback response
Moodle navigation
[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.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback response
Learning resources
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.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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