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COMP 3832 - Object Oriented Software Design

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​This hands-on course follows on from COMP 2831 Business Analysis and Systems Design it replaces COMP 3831. Object-oriented software design includes Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD). COMP 3832 is aimed at systems analysts, designers and developers who already know how to write code and understand the Software development Life Cycle (SDLC). Exercises and lab work allow students to perform an Object-Oriented Analysis (OOA) based on given requirements. After first identifying business classes students then produce a business model which will be transformed into a design model through Object-Oriented Design (OOD). Topics include: design patterns, anti-patterns, refactoring and General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns (GRASP). An Agile iterative approach will be followed throughout the OOAD process. Labs include the use of a CASE tool to draw the Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams necessary to support the OOAD activities. Upon completion successful students will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyze, design and construct software applications to industry standards. This course is offered in the fall (September) and spring (April) terms.


COMP 2831 and the ability to write executable code in a programming language.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 46997

Wed Oct 27 - Wed Dec 01 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 27 - Dec 01 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Oct 27 - Dec 01 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please email for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 24 hours - 18 hours synchronous online classes and 6 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Late registration is not permitted.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain iterated OOAD including planning for an iteration, the steps, artifacts and activities inside of an iteration.
  • Identify Actors and Primary Use Cases from requirements and draw use case diagrams.
  • Identify business classes, attributes and relationships and construct the business model.
  • Be proficient in creating UML diagrams for analysis and design: use case, class, sequence, collaboration, activity and state-chart diagrams.
  • Perform Responsibility Driven Design (RDD) by recognizing and applying GRASP design patterns, anti-patterns and refactoring.
  • Identify Inheritance and refine the relationships between classes to further extend the design.
  • Understand the importance of functional code, analyze the user feedback to refine the design and grow the system with every new iteration.

Effective as of Winter 2020

Related Programs

COMP 3832 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced .NET Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Advanced Java Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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