COMP SCI 7096B - Master of Software Engineering Project Part B
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
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 7007, COMP SCI 7015; Must enrol in COMP SCI 7096A with a grade of Credit or higher in previous semester 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. The project will be assessed as a single entity - the student receiving this mark for all the project courses in which they enrolled.
Course Coordinator: Professor Ali Babar
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
- An understanding of core software engineering processes including agile processes
- The ability to produce structured project documentation and reporting software artefacts.
- An ability to work productively in a team to produce software artefacts.
- An ability to work productively with clients on a regular basis and document meetings
- The ability to produce substantial software that meets user requirements and integrate that software to be usable by clients.
- The ability to demonstrate and present clear plans and outomes for your software project to a range of stakeholders.
- Ability to locate and usefully apply resources and infomation and resources for guiding the project and its process as required
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) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2,3,4,6 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,4,7 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1
Required ResourcesThe School will provision resources as required by the project.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesWeekly client meetings plus presentations as required.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.20 hours per week per team member.
Learning Activities Summary
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Assessment SummaryDeliverables and Dates for Assessment
- Platform development: 50%
- Poster: 10%
- Final Report: 30%
- Improvements to research work: 10%
Assessment Related RequirementsHurdle Requirement: If your overall mark for the course is greater than 44 F but, your mark for the development component is less than 40%, your overall mark for the course will be reduced to 44 F.
Assessment DetailCustomization and Development Tasks
- Features: relevance and completeness: 20%
- Code Quality: 10%
- Version Control Usage documentation: 10%
Presentation, Demonstration and Examination
Group presentation for demonstrating the developed prototype. You should
expect individual questions for individual assessment. Each group is
allocated a 30 minutes timeslot.
- Academic Content: 5%
- Contents: Does the poster contain Title, Authors,
Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions, and
- Context/Background: To what extent is there critical
engagement with the literature and/or connection to previous research? Is
it made clear to a broad audience?
- Layout & Creativity: 5%
-Layout: How coherent and well structured is the
- Creativity: How well does the poster engage the
- Images: How well do the images (photographs,
diagrams, figures and charts) support and enhance the factual content?
- Overall: Is the overall appearance of the poster
This detailed document will include your project specification, design,
and description of implementation (technologies, design, architecture).
The report main part (i.e., excluding the appendix) should be around 20
pages with 2cm margins all around, using an 11-point font with normal
(single) line spacing.
Improvement of research work
Most of you have been asked to revise the research work done during the
first semester. Your final assessment will include 10% satisfactory
completion of the revised work for improved quality and presentation. If
you have been assigned that task, then you can incorporate that 10% in
your implementation work. This can be negotiated with your group.
Deadline: All the tasks need to be completed by November 10, 2014.
Poster is due by October 9, 2015 as per the schedule given. Poster
display will be on October 26-27, 2015 if selected for presentation during
the faculty event.
Software development and associated reports can be submitted by November
Improved research work can be submitted by October 30, 2015.
No information currently available.
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
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