COMP SCI 4000 - Software Architecture

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

The following are the main topics to be covered in this course: Introduction to the fundamentals of software architecture. Software architecture and quality requirements of a software system. Fundamental principles and guidelines for software architecture design, architectural styles, patterns and frameworks. Methods, techniques and tools for describing software architecture and documenting design rationale. Software architecture design and evaluation processes. Rationale and architectural knowledge management in software architecting. Approaches and tools for designing and evaluating software architectures for the state of the art technologies such as cloud-computing and service-operation and mobile computing. Future challenges and emerging trends in software architecture discipline.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMP SCI 4000
    Course Software Architecture
    Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description The following are the main topics to be covered in this course: Introduction to the fundamentals of software architecture. Software architecture and quality requirements of a software system. Fundamental principles and guidelines for software architecture design, architectural styles, patterns and frameworks. Methods, techniques and tools for describing software architecture and documenting design rationale. Software architecture design and evaluation processes. Rationale and architectural knowledge management in software architecting. Approaches and tools for designing and evaluating software architectures for the state of the art technologies such as cloud-computing and service-operation and mobile computing. Future challenges and emerging trends in software architecture discipline.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Ali Babar

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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Argue the importance and role of software architecture in large scale software systems
    2. Design and motivate software architecture for large scale software systems
    3. Recognise major software architectural styles, design patterns, and frameworks
    4. Describe a software architecture using various documentation approaches and architectural description languages
    5. Generate architectural alternatives for a problem and select among them
    6. Use well-understood paradigms for designing new systems
    7. Identify and assess the quality attributes of a system at the architectural level
    8. Motivate the architectural concerns for designing and evaluating a system's architecture
    9. Discuss and evaluate the current trends and technologies such as model-driven and service-oriented architectures
    10. Evaluate the coming attractions in software architecture research and practice 


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    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
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    RP   Result Pending

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