COMP SCI 1106 - Introduction to Software Engineering
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 1106 Course Introduction to Software Engineering Coordinating Unit 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 1015, COMP SCI 1101, COMP SCI 1102, COMP SCI 1201, ENG 1002, ENG 1003, MECH ENG 1100, MECH ENG 1101, MECH ENG 1102, MECH ENG 1103, MECH ENG 1104 or MECH ENG 1105 Incompatible COMP SCI 2006 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 , software security, professional software engineering practice, ICT codes of ethics, and IT governance will also be covered. Case studies provide practical examples for many of these concepts.
Course Coordinator: Dr Amali Weerasinghe
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 Explain the issues of producing quality software 2 Develop a system design using UML notation 3 Explain human issues in the software engineering profession: ethics and professional practice 4 Discuss the different aspects of project management in producing secure 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)
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.
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.
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.
Required ResourcesSoftware Engineering, 9th Edition Ian Sommerville, 2009. ISBN 13: 9780137053469.
Limited copies also available from the library.
Online LearningAll information about this course will be available via canvas at http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au, which include:
- A discussion forum for asking questions
- Links to online resources,Lecture schedule, notes, recordings
- Assignment specifications and tutorial questions
- Other important announcements
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesScheduled on line lectures
Face-to-Face or Scheduled online workshops.
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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The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- 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 Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes CBOK Alignment** Assignments 20 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.3, 5.1,5.2 5.3,5.4 Workshops 20 Individual Formative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.3 5.2 5.3 Quizzes 30 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 Minimum 40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.3 5.2 5.3 Written Exam 30 Individual Summative Exam Period Minimum 40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.3 5.2 5.3,5.4 Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
**CBOK is the Core Body of Knowledge for ICT Professionals defined by the Australian Computer Society. The alignment in the table above corresponds with the following CBOK Areas:
1. Problem Solving1.1 Abstraction1.2 Design
2. Professional Knowledge2.1 Ethics2.2 Professional expectations2.3 Teamwork concepts & issues2.4 Interpersonal communications2.5 Societal issues2.6 Understanding of ICT profession
3. Technology resources3.1 Hardware & Software3.2 Data & information3.3 Networking
4. Technology Building4.1 Programming4.2 Human factors4.3 Systems development4.4 Systems acquisition
5. ICT Management5.1 IT governance & organisational5.2 IT project management5.3 Service management5.4 Security management
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
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