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Software Technology 2 (7170.6)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (194162) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (185004) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (181956) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (165885) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, SWSI-LVPL (154513) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (154511) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, SWSI-LVPL (147756) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (147754) - View

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The unit provides an in-depth study of the software construction process. Topics covered include the specification, modularisation and verification of abstract data types (ADTs); data structures including arrays, stacks, queues, lists, trees, sets, maps, hash tables and heaps; and algorithms including sort, search and recursion. For ADTs in general, the unit deals with operations, representation and algorithms, space and time efficiency, and appropriateness for different applications.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Describe a variety of algorithm design techniques and recognise the principles of good software design;

2. Apply their knowledge of algorithms and data structures to writing efficient programs;

3. Analyse and compare commonly used algorithms and data structures;

4. Design efficient algorithms and choose appropriate data structures for real-world problems and explain their space and time efficiency; and

5. Evaluate existing software modules for function and purpose.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 3 hours per week, 2L + 1T.


4483 Software Technology 1.



Assumed Knowledge

Object-oriented programming language.

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