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Programming for business ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Stephen Huxford

Not offered in 2005.

Synopsis: Uses the Microsoft Visual Basic rapid development environment to introduce event driven, object based programming concepts. The treatment will deprecate theory in favour of practice and be exclusively and ruthlessly business task oriented. Advantages of leveraging existing, complex object hierarchies will be explored using Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications to develop a Microsoft Excel custom business application and a Microsoft Access custom business application. Fundamentals of web business application development will be outlined by developing both client side (using Sun's JavaScript) and server side (using Microsoft's VBScript and ASP) code.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 40% + Six assignments: 60% + If exam mark is 50% or more and performance in all assignments is satisfactory, the unit mark will be determined from 60% of assignment marks and 40% of the exam mark. Otherwise, the exam mark will be returned.

Contact Hours: 3 contact hours per week, comprising of six sets of briefing, workshop and review sessions held fortnightly, of duration 2, 2.5 and 2 hours respectively

Prerequisites: Entry to the Master of Business Technology or equivalent Masters program

Prohibitions: BUS9520, BUS9530, GCO9801, CSE5030, CSE9000