9.1- Development and Impact of Software Solutions

9.1.1 – Social and Ethical Issues

Students undertaking the HSC course should be aware of the broader social and ethical issues associated with the development and use of software. This topic builds on the concepts covered in the Preliminary course and looks specifically at the rights and responsibilities of developers from a number of perspectives. Both past and current problems arising from the use of software are investigated to illustrate the effects on society of these and similar  problems.

9.1.2 – Application of Software Development Approaches

Students should be aware of the appropriateness of each of the different software development approaches for a given situation. In this topic, students complete a case study of a software solution.

In so doing, students will engage in a real-world investigation of a significant software solution.