Modelling object-oriented software – an introduction
Modelling object-oriented software – an introduction

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Modelling object-oriented software – an introduction

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • list the components that make up a conceptual model of a system domain, and describe briefly the form and purpose of each component

  • explain why a conceptual model forms the basis for modelling the structure of the system, i.e. gives an initial structural model of the system

  • use various techniques and guidelines to identify an appropriate set of classes and associations from a requirements document, including their attributes and multiplicities

  • identify situations where a generalisation relationship between classes exists, and decide on appropriate parent and child classes, and their attributes and associations.

  • identify and reason about derived attributes and associations.

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