Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims to introduce students to the concept of advanced object oriented conceptual modelling for software engineering and data modelling. It uses as its fundamental conceptual data model, the object-oriented model. Unified Modelling Language (UML) notation is adopted for graphical representation. Several software development processes, including the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Extreme Programming (XP), are presented and critically examined. Object Constraint Language (OCL) is presented as well as its uses in rigorous object-oriented data modelling.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKinh Nguyen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE1OOF or CSE4OOF AND Enrolment in one of the following courses: SMIT, SMICT, SMCSC, SMBBS, SGBBS, SGDCS, SPCS, SGDIT or SGCS


Incompatible subjects CSE2DES AND Students in the following courses are not permitted to enrol: SBCS, SBIT, SBCSGT, SVCSE, SZCSC, SBITP and SBBIY

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain well-known software development processes, e.g. RUP and XP, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and identity conditions in which the adoption of a particular process would be appropriate
02. Use UML models (including use case models, class diagrams, sequence diagrams, state machines, activity diagrams to construct analysis and design models, taking into account how these models can be used to support different views of a software system and how they can be integrated with one another
03. Apply a variety of analysis and design techniques and, taking into account their strengths and weaknesses, evaluate the quality and benefits of the models
04. Develop object-oriented conceptual, analysis and design models for software-intensive systems, with emphasis on rigorous modelling
05. Use a prescribed set of prototyping and testing techniques to construct a prototype of the system and test it, aiming to demonstrate that the functional requirements of the system are fully captured

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKinh Nguyen

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

3-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.


Assignment (1750-word equivalent)Assignment focuses on requirements and domain modelling, design, prototyping and testing.