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Normanhurst Boys High School

Normanhurst Boys High School

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Software Design and Development Year 11-12

Students studying Software Design and Development (SDD) learn a systematic approach to problem solving. The subject provides interesting content and opportunities to be creative, while having the potential to lead to excellent career prospects. Students interested in the fields of software development and computer science will find this subject of value.

The focus of this subject is the design and development of computer-based solutions, using professional project management techniques. Building an understanding of how hardware and software are interrelated and interdependent is also important for establishing well-rounded technical skills.

Topics studied in this course include:

  • Application development using Python
  • Game development using C#
  • The interrelationship between hardware and software
  • Project management including Agile, Traditional and Prototyping methodologies
  • Open selection of a 6-month Major Project for the HSC


New Course from 2024

The new Software Engineering syllabus will be taught from 2024 onwards, replacing Software Design and Development. Students who started the Software Design and Development course in 2023 will finish the course according to the previous syllabus.