COMP SCI 3304 - Engineering Software as Services II

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

The objectives of this course are to enable students to advance and apply the knowledge, understanding, and skills for engineering software as services acquired by successfully completing Engineering Software as Services (ESS) I. The students will be exposed to more advanced topics and complex problems to be solved using state-of-the-art software development methods (such as Agile methods, Lean approaches, and DevOps) and technologies (Ruby on Rails, and Cloud Computing). This course will put more emphasis on challenging project work that will require students to learn and apply more advanced concepts, implementation technologies and techniques in developing cloud-enabled software services to be deployed and operated on private, public, or hybrid Cloud platforms. The course will be a 3 Unit one semester course offered in the second semester of third year of the BE(SE) degree program.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMP SCI 3304
    Course Engineering Software as Services II
    Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites COMP SCI 3303
    Incompatible COMP SCI 3006, COMP SCI 3015A, COMP SCI 31015B, COMP SCI 3017, COMP SCI 3018.
    Restrictions Available to BE(Software) students only
    Course Description The objectives of this course are to enable students to advance and apply the knowledge, understanding, and skills for engineering software as services acquired by successfully completing Engineering Software as Services (ESS) I. The students will be exposed to more advanced topics and complex problems to be solved using state-of-the-art software development methods (such as Agile methods, Lean approaches, and DevOps) and technologies (Ruby on Rails, and Cloud Computing). This course will put more emphasis on challenging project work that will require students to learn and apply more advanced concepts, implementation technologies and techniques in developing cloud-enabled software services to be deployed and operated on private, public, or hybrid Cloud platforms.
    The course will be a 3 Unit one semester course offered in the second semester of third year of the BE(SE) degree program.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Alfred Fred Brown

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    After completing this course, the students should be able to
    1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and practical skills of leveraging Service Oriented Architecture, Agile Approaches, Continuous software engineering and DevOps, Cloud Computing and the synergies among them and their potential impacts on engineering software as services for cyber businesses.
    2. Possess advanced knowledge of the strengthens and limitations of contemporary technologies and where and how to apply the technologies and approaches such as Ruby on Rails, internet infrastructures, virtualization, multi-tenancy, and resource provisioning techniques.
    3. Apply and reflect upon the technologies and approaches to modelling, designing, implementing, and deploying cloud-enabled software services such SOA Patterns, REST architecture style, Scrum, Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), and Open Source tools for continuous deployment and monitoring.
    4. Design and implement a complex software system using the principles, practices, and methods for service oriented and cloud computing.
    5. Explain the concept of pipelines and how to build and test pipeline for continuous integration and deployment.
    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. 4, 5
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3, 4, 5
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 4, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Textbook for the course:

     Armando Fox and David Patterson, Engineering Software as a Service: An Agile Approach Using Cloud Computing, Strawberry Canyon LLC. 2014
    Online Learning
    Links to the online learning environment are available from http://forums.cs.adelaide.edu.au

    Links to all course materials, assignment descriptions, announcements, etc. are available from the online learning environment. It is your responsibility to regularly check for notices and to participate in online activities. This course does not use myuni.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Each week there will be two, two-hour sessions. The first session each week will operate as a flipped classroom where students will have viewed video presentations of the core material from the text book in advance. The second session will be an opportunity for the practical application of the theory guided by the teaching team. Later in the semester the sessions will be dedicated to group project work. 
    Workload

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

    For a 3 Unit course, a student is expected to spend 10 to 12 hours per week including the contact time with the course teaching team.
    Learning Activities Summary
    The topics covered will include:
    • Project Management,
    • Advanced Ruby on Rails,
    • Refactoring,
    • Test Driven Development,
    • DevOps,
    • Design Patterns,
    • Javascript,
    • Group project work.
    A more detailed list of activities is available on the course website.
  • 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
    Assessments
    Assessment TaskTask TypeWeightingLearning Outcome
    5 Quizzes Formative 20% 1,2
    Individual Participation Summative 10% 2
    Individual Project Work* Formative 30% 1,2,3,4
    Individual Report Summative 10% 1,2,3,5
    Group Project Summative 20% 1,2,3,4
    Group Presentation Summative 10% 1,2,5
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    *Hurdle Requirement: If your overall mark for the course is greater than 44 F but, your mark for the individual project work is less than 50%, your overall mark for the course will be reduced to 44 F.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission
    Submissions will be made the course website.

    Project work will be committed to a group repository on the School's GitHub server.
    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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