COIT20259 - Enterprise Computing Architecture

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the components, architectures and industrial standards involved in the design and implementation of enterprise software applications. The focus will be on applications employing 3 tiers - a presentation tier, an application tier and a data persistence tier. You will work in a small team for the design and development of a 3-tier enterprise application project. In terms of technology, both traditional desktop applications and web-based applications will be covered and different technology platforms will be compared and contrasted. Emerging technologies and current research issues will also be discussed.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: COIT20256 Data Structures and Algorithms, COIT20247 Database Design and Development

Co-requisites: COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development, COIT20258 Software Engineering

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Residential School No Residential School

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 Postgraduate 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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.46% 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 evaluation
Development tools should not be restricted to specific.
Introduce and allow more development tools than the current Maven.
Action Taken
Enterprise software development tools like Maven and NetBeans have been introduced. Students are allowed to use any of them to develop the assessment items.
Source: Software Development Discipline meetings.
Inclusion of teamwork based project to address ACS accreditation agenda. More hands on experience required as appropriate for the unit content.
Change the second assessment item to a team-based software development project. Remove the exam and shift to a third assignment.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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