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Course - Software Design and Development

This course is designed for those who have a keen interest in programming and the whole process of software design. It involves programming software solutions and a substantial theoretical component which underpins the development of quality solutions. Students are encouraged to consider the authority of the Gospel, and how technology and software solutions can be designed in service of God and his people.

The Preliminary course introduces students to the basic concepts of computer software design and development. It does this by looking at the different ways in which software can be developed, the tools that can be used to assist in this process and by considering the interaction between software and the other components of the computer system. The HSC course builds on the Preliminary course and asks students to develop and document software using a variety of data structures and language facilities. Through this they will learn to solve a number of interesting and relevant software problems.   

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FAQ

What is the course about?

The Preliminary course is organised around three topics: Concepts and Issues in the Design and Development of Software, Introduction to Software Development, and Developing Software Solutions.

The HSC course is organised around three core topics: Development and Impact of Software Solutions, Software Development Cycle and an Option topics where only one is studied - Programming Paradigms and the Interrelationship between software and hardware. 

What is the difference between IPT and SDD?

Information Processes and Technology (IPT) is the study of information systems and the processes and technology involved in them. Software Design and Development provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in designing and developing software solutions, project management and communication. It does this by looking at the different ways in which software can be developed, the tools that can be used to assist in this process and by considering the interaction between software and other components of computer systems. Students apply a systematic approach to develop and document software solutions using a variety of data structures and language facilities.

If you have further questions, please contact:
TAS Coordinator - Mr Nick Williams
nwilliams@covenant.nsw.edu.au