COMP SCI 1106 - Introduction to Software Engineering
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 1106 Course Introduction to Software Engineering Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Corequisites COMP SCI 1101 or COMP SCI 1201 should be completed prior to or concurrently with COMP SCI 1106 Course Description This course provides a general introduction to software engineering. It introduces concepts such as software processes and agile methods, and essential software development activities, from initial specification through to system maintenance. Formalisms and tools to assist in software development are also presented, including common design patterns and UML notation. There is a focus on software testing, from unit testing to the testing of software releases. Project management and professional software engineering practice will also be covered. Case studies provide practical examples for many of these concepts.
Course Coordinator: Dr Bradley AlexanderMs. Michelle McClintock
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Understand the issues of producing quality software 2 Produce a system design using UML notation 3 Be aware of human issues in the software engineering profession: ethics and professional practice 4 Understand the different aspects of project management in producing quality software
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.6
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)
1,2,3,4 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
1,2,3,4 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 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
3,4 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
3 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
Required ResourcesRecommended Text
Software Engineering, 9th Edition Ian Sommerville, 2009. ISBN 13: 9780137053469.
Limited copies also available from the library.
All information about this course will be available via the ISE Moodle page.
It is accessible from: http://forums.cs.adelaide.edu.au
The Moodle page will include:
A discussion forum for asking questions
Links to online resources: Lecture schedule, notes, recordings
Assignment specifications and tutorial questions
Other important announcements
* It is important that you check these forums regularly.
* All students participating in the course MUST join this forum.
It is your responsibility to regularly check this forum for notices, and to participate in online activities.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students are expected to spend 10-12 hours per three unit course. This includes approximately 2.5 hours of contact time per week.
Remaining hours should be spent on independent study.
Learning Activities Summary
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryThis course has THREE components:
1. Tutorial Submissions: 25% (5% for each tutorial submission)
2. Active participation during workshops : 5% (1% for each workshop. The best 5 marks will be considered)
3. Final written exam: 70%
Component Weighting Type Learning Outcomes CBOK Areas Tutorials 25% Formative 1,2,3,4 1,2,4,5,8,10 Workshops 5% Formative 1,2,3,4 1,2,4,5,8,10 Final Written Exam 70% Summative 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,5,8,10
4. Interpersonal Communication
5. Societal Issues
6. History & Status of the Discipline
7. Hardware & Software
8. Data & Information
10. Human Computer Interfaces
11. Systems Developmet
Details of the Australian Computer Society's Core Bode of Knowledge (CBOK) can be found in this document.
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must obtain 50% overall, to pass the course.
Assessment DetailStudents are expected to submit each tutorial by the deadline (specified in the ISE Moodle page). Each tutorial has a corresponding tutorial activity. These tutorial activities contain questions similar to the tutorial questions.
Active participation is assessed in each workshop. Active particiaption includes developing solutions prior to or during the workshop, engaging in discussion with peers and the tutor.
SubmissionAll the tutorial submission will be done via the ISE page
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.
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