COMP SCI 7015NA - Software Engineering & Project

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Quadmester 2 - 2017

Within the context of a semester long group-based software engineering project, this course provides an introduction to the production of high quality software solutions to large tasks. Among the topics covered in this course are the following: models of the software life-cycle, requirements analysis and specification, program design techniques and paradigms, software specification techniques, configuration management and version control, quality assurance, integration and testing, project management, risk analysis, case study of ethical considerations in Software Engineering.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMP SCI 7015NA
    Course Software Engineering & Project
    Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science
    Term Quadmester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description Within the context of a semester long group-based software engineering project, this course provides an introduction to the production of high quality software solutions to large tasks. Among the topics covered in this course are the following: models of the software life-cycle, requirements analysis and specification, program design techniques and paradigms, software specification techniques, configuration management and version control, quality assurance, integration and testing, project management, risk analysis, case study of ethical considerations in Software Engineering.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Claudia Szabo

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The learning objectives for Software Engineering and Project are:
    1) To develop knowledge of software development techniques and methodologies, as applied to large scalesoftware development projects, throughout various stages of the development lifecycle including planning, requirements gathering, design, implementation and testing.
    2) To gain experience in applying various Computer Science methods and algorithms, as learnt in earlier courses,to large scale software development.
    3) To gain experience in group-based software development and develop communication, planning and time-management skills.
    4) To develop knowledge and experience in professional conduct and meeting participation.
    5) To develop knowledge of professional codes of conduct of Computer Scientists and Engineers and demonstrateunderstanding through scenario based exercises.
    6) To develop capability and skill in investigating, analyzing, and using software tools to increase the productivity of software development.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,5,6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,5,6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3,4,5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, diffuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    The prescribed textbook for the course is "Software Engineering, 9th Edition (Ian Sommerville)"

    Recommended Resources
    Software Engineering: A Practitioners Approach, 5th Ed., R. Pressman, McGraw-Hill, 2001.
    Object-Oriented and Classical Software Engineering, 5th Ed., S. Schach, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
    Software Engineering Principles and Practice, 2nd Ed., H. VanVliet, Wiley, 2000.
    A Discipline for Software Engineering, W.S. Humphrey, Addison-Wesley, 1995.
    Managing Technical People, W.S. Humphrey, Addison-Wesley, 1997.
    Introduction to the Team Software Process, W.S. Humphrey, Addison-Wesley, 2000.
    Online Learning
    The Software Engineering and Project course currently uses a Moodle forum for communication (the link will be published in time).
    All students are required to subscribe and check the forum on a regular basis for announcements relating to the course and project.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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