|Module Title||OBJECT-ORIENTED ANALYSIS AND DESIGN|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Mark Ratcliffe|
|Other staff||Mr Christopher Loftus, Dr Lynda Thomas|
|Pre-Requisite||CS22120 or equivalent experience|
|Course delivery||Lecture||22 lectures|
|Practical||8 x 2 hr|
|Assessment||In-course assessment||A2 Assessed practicals||10%|
|Supplementary examination||Will take the same form, under the terms of the Department's policy.||100%|
|Exam||2 Hours A1||90%|
1. have a critical appreciation of object-oriented design and implementation, with a focus on server-side development (A1);
2. have command of features of the standard object-oriented modelling notation, UML - in particular class and sequence diagrams (A1);
3. be able to develop software systems from initial design through to code using a software modelling tool, such as Together (A1, A2);
4. know the key aspects of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and be able to describe and demonstrate how it can be used to develop UML-based models during system development (A1);
5. be able to demonstrate specialized skills to achieve reuse of design expertise through the application of design patterns and frameworks (A1, A2);
6. demonstrate a comparative appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of the object-oriented and procedural paradigms, and be able to map an object-oriented design onto a procedural programming language (A1).
2. Introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) - 2 Lecture
The UML is an attempt by Booch, Rumbaugh and Jacobson to produce a common language for describing OO designs. These lectures will provide an overview of the UML.
3. Use of a Software Modelling Tool - 1 Practical
This practical will familiarise students with the basic facilities of a software modelling tool.
4. Use Case Modelling - 2 Lecture, 1 Practical
These lectures will describe Use Case Modelling; both methodological steps and the use of the UML notation. The knowledge gained will be applied in the practical.
5. The Rational Unified Process - 8 Lectures, 4 Practicals
In these lectures the RUP approach to object-oriented analysis and design will be considered. The analysis phase will be discussed in detail. The UML will be used to provide the modelling notation. The appraoch will be applied in the practicals.
6. Reusing Design Patterns During the Design Workflow - 5 Lectures, 2 Practicals
Design patterns are reusable pieces of design expertise for commonly occuring problems. These lectures and practicals will describe what design patterns are and how they can be applied.
7. Comparative Study of the Object-Oriented and Procedural Paradigms ? 4 Lectures
These lectures will compare and contrast object-oriented and procedural languages with the help of a couple of case studies, thereby exemplifying the strengths and weaknesses of the two paradigms.