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Business Systems Programming in .NET

2014 unit code: INF70004 (formerly HIT7425)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points
Duration1 Semester or equivalent
Contact hours36 Hours

Aims and objectives

Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this unit of study should have:
  • The cognitive skills and practical ability to develop applications within the .NET framework (involving technologies such as VB.NET, C#, ADO.NET, XML, ASP.NET, Report Generators, VBA)
  • The cognitive skills and practical ability to demonstrate file handling by using VB .NET 
  • The cognitive skills and practical ability to develop applications using a multi layered design approach 
  • The cognitive skills and ability to identify, analyse, synthesise and articulate human-computer interaction concepts and apply them when designing and building software application
  • The cognitive skills and practical ability to develop, debug, test and document software to a high standard 
  • The cognitive skills and practical ability in basic object oriented programming
  • The cognitive and creative skills to approach and analyse problems from multiple point of views and innovative design (technical or analytical), make appropriate choices based on soundly articulated rationale

Teaching methods

Lecture (24 hours), Tutorials (labs) (12 hours)


Assignments, Test, Examination


  • Windows Forms and Web Form application development
  • Data Base interfaces
  • Debugging techniques
  • Test plans and techniques
  • File Processing
  • Report Generators
  • Visual Basic for Applications
  • Human Computer Interface and Usability
  • Help Files and documentation
  • Using building classes containing properties and methods


Oberg RJ, Thorsteinson P & Wyatt DL, Application Development using Visual Basic and .NET, Prentice hall PTR, 2003.

Sceppa, D, Microsoft ADO.NET core reference, Redmond Wash. : Microsoft Press, 2002.

Balena, F, Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Version 2003, Redmond, Wa., Microsoft Press, 2004.