CSC2408 Software Development Tools
|Semester 1, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Software Development Tools|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||020305 - Systems Analysis and Design|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Zhongwei Zhang
Recommended pre-requisites: CSC1401
Students often need to use a selection of software tools when undertaking programming assignments, especially in second and third year courses. This course introduces students to a basic set of tools used in developing software, thus reducing duplication of presentation in other courses, and ensuring that all students are familiar with available tools before undertaking advanced level courses.
In this course, students will be introduced to a range of software development tools. Particular attention will be given to configuration management tools (used to build programs from component parts, and to manage the development of the components), common scripting languages and debuggers. The emphasis will be upon tools available under the Unix family of operating systems, though most of the tools are available under other operating environments. A range of the more commonly used general Unix tools will also be covered.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate the ability to use a range of software development tools;
- be familiar with the Unix/Linux operating systems and facilities.
- write basic Bash scripts.
|1.||Standard Unix tools||35.00|
|2.||Basics of Shell Scripting||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=CSC2408)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|Assignment 1||60||15||29 Mar 2019||(see note 1)|
|Assignment 2||60||15||23 May 2019|
|Assignment 3||40||10||06 Jun 2019|
|Exam||100||60||End S1||(see note 2)|
- The Examiner advises that the deadline for Assignment 1, 2 and 3 is 11:59:59pm AEST on the date specified.
- This will be a restricted exam. The total working time for the examination is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To complete each of the assignments items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available for each assignment item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.
Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.
To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
Candidates are allowed access only to specific materials during a Restricted Examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the restricted examination for this course are: writing materials (non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination). Students whose first language is not English, may, take an appropriate unmarked non-electronic translation dictionary (but not technical dictionary) into the examination. Dictionaries with any handwritten notes will not be permitted.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.