COMP SCI 7096B - Master of Software Engineering Project Part B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

A student undertaking the project component of M. SoftEng will enrol in this project course in semester 2. This is a major software project as approved by the Head of School. The number of units reflects the scope of the project. It is undertaken as a group project.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMP SCI 7096B
    Course Master of Software Engineering Project Part B
    Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 9
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites COMP SCI 7096A
    Restrictions Available to M Software Engineering students only
    Course Description A student undertaking the project component of M. SoftEng will enrol in this project course in semester 2. This is a major software project as approved by the Head of School. The number of units reflects the scope of the project. It is undertaken as a group project.
    Course Staff

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    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 An understanding of core software engineering processes including agile processes
    2 The ability to produce structured project documentation and reporting software artefacts
    3 An ability to work productively in a team to produce software artefacts
    4 An ability to work productively with clients on a regular basis and document meetings
    5 The ability to produce substantial software that meets user requirements and integrate that software to be usable by clients
    6 The ability to demonstrate and present clear plans and outomes for your software project to a range of stakeholders
    7 Ability to locate and usefully apply resources and infomation and resources for guiding the project and its process as required

    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   1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   3.1   3.2   3.3   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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 5, 7

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1-3, 7

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The School will provision resources as required by the project.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Weekly client meetings plus presentations as required.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    As a guide, for a 3 Unit coure, each student can be expected to take a study load of 10-12 hours per week. This project course is 9 Unit and each member of a team is expected to spend the amount of effort on the project tasks that is required by a 9 Unit course. 
    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
    Following are the components of the assessment for this project course.

    1) Project Quality and Development Process ((10% + 2.5%) x 5 = 60%): Students work in group of 2 or 3 to design, develop, and evaluate a software intensive system with an extensive research component. Project requirements would be provided by industry partners and academics, targeting real world challenges. This component is broken into five milestones, each of which would be assessed jointly by the course's markers and the project clients. Each milestone is worth 12.5%. Each milestone comprises:
    --- An individual assessment on progress and software artifact quality (10%)
    --- A group component assessing the software process used by the group to manage the project (2.5%)

    2) Research Report (20% + 5% = 25%):
    --- Interim report (5%) dues at the middle of the course to give students an opportunity for gathering feedbacks and finishing the literature review for the final report. Individual assessment. 
    --- Final Report (20%). Individual assessment.

    3) Poster and Associated Presentation (15%): Students work in group to prepare a poster and present their project at the Ingenuity event. Group assessment. 
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Hurdle Requirement: If your overall mark for the course is greater than 44 F but, your marks for the individual project quality component are less than 40%, your overall mark for the course will be reduced to 44 F.
    Assessment Detail
    The assessment details are provided to the students via email and through online learning platform.

    CBOK Mapping:

    Poster and Associated Presentation
    Abstraction: 3
    Design: 3
    Interpersonal communications: 3
    Understanding of ICT profession: 3
    Project Quality
    Abstraction: 4
    Design: 4
    Professional expectations: 3
    Teamwork concepts & issues: 3
    Hardware & Software: 5
    Data & information: 5
    Programming: 5
    Human factors: 5
    Systems development: 5
    IT governance & organisational: 3
    IT project management: 3
    Report on Research Work
    Abstraction: 3
    Design: 3
    Professional expectations: 3
    Interpersonal communications: 3
    Understanding of ICT profession: 3
    Hardware & Software: 3
    Data & information: 3
    IT governance & organisational: 3
    IT project management: 3
    Development Process
    Professional expectations: 5
    Teamwork concepts & issues: 5
    Interpersonal communications: 5
    Understanding of ICT profession: 5
    Programming: 5
    Human factors: 5
    Systems development: 5
    IT governance & organisational: 5
    IT project management: 5

    For students who started their MSE degrees before 2013, alternative assessment criteria can be arranged. Please contact the course coordinator for details.

    No information currently available.

    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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