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CIS2003 Component Based Software Development

Semester 2, 2021 Online
Short Description: Component Based Software Devel
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020399 - Information Systems not elsewh
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 October 2021


Examiner: Ron Addie


Pre-requisite: CSC1401

Other Requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect and to use the Internet as a research tool. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


Contemporary software development involves object-based, object- oriented, and event-driven programming techniques. Languages such as Visual Basic, Delphi, and Java provide easy-to-use graphical design interfaces, making it relatively easy to employ these programming techniques for use in a PC or a networking environment. Complex programming units must further develop the student's understanding of contemporary architecture and design methods employed in the building of forms-based applications that can be deployed to run in distributed or client/server environments.


This advanced programming course uses Microsoft's .NET to build upon the solid foundations gained in previous programming courses. It further develops object-oriented programming skills that may be applied on workstations, intranets, and/or the internet applications development. The course curriculum expands upon interface design concepts and practice to include Web interfaces; explores advanced database manipulation; uses object-oriented methodology; creates client-server applications including multi-tiered applications; develops component based internet programming; explores integration of legacy applications with new technologies, and includes an introduction to mobile wireless services.


On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate problem solving by understanding the program specifications and developing the correct solution in form of web application that complies with the course materials and the specified .NET software installations, and results in creation of distribute robust, reliable, secure, and user-friendly component-based web application
  2. demonstrate academic and professional literacy by collating theoretical and practical course material into a workable application through understanding concepts and their practical application using .NET
  3. demonstrate written communication skills by critical evaluation and writing up evaluation in a concise format
  4. demonstrate management, planning, and organisational skills by setting and achieving design and development, in accordance with the specification, to be completed by the assigned due date
  5. demonstrate creativity, initiative, and enterprise by translating the problem (program specification) into a solution (web application) that is efficient, economic, smart, and easily maintainable, and complies with the course material and specified .NET software installations
  6. 6. demonstrate an understanding of the following concepts and their practical application using .NET: advanced programming concepts; components; web interface design; advanced database access, search, and maintenance techniques; multi-tiered client-server applications; internet security; ethics of intellectual property; IIS web server; Windows services; web services; mobile wireless services.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Client/server network programming 30.00
2. Web technologies, web protocols, web component interface design, data structures, regular expressions, security, and the ethics of intellectual property 30.00
3. Database web component and database use on a network using multi-tiered applications 30.00
4. Mobile development 10.00

Text and Materials

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

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Compulsory additional material published on the discussion list.
Online library at
Textbook - to be advised.
World Wide Web Consortium at

Reference Materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Troelsen, A 2012, Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework, Apress.
(Available as eBook in the USQ library.)
There are a number of ASP.NET eBooks that cover VB.NET and C# currently in the USQ library.

Student Workload Expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 40.00
Directed Study 39.00
Private Study 86.00

Assessment Details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
ASSIGNMENT - 1ST SUBMISSION 100 5 26 Jul 2021 2,3 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT - 2ND SUBMISSION 100 15 23 Aug 2021 1,2,3,4,5 (see note 2)
ASSIGNMENT - 3RD SUBMISSION 100 30 11 Oct 2021 1,2,4,5,6 (see note 3)
OPEN EXAMINATION - ONLINE 120 50 End S2 6 (see note 4)

  1. Stage 1 Web application development.
  2. Stage 2 Web application development.
  3. Stage 3 Web application development.
  4. This will be an online exam. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the exam by their course examiner via StudyDesk. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the Alternate Assessment Schedule has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Online: 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.

    On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and 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.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4).

  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 (point 4.4.2).

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    An Online Examination is one in which candidates may have access to any printed, written, or online material as well as a calculator.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure

  8. 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

Assessment Notes

  1. Referencing in assignments:
    Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at

Date printed 23 October 2021