Software Engineering Project

Subject 433-340 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Year Long, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and twenty-four 1-hour workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available

433-252 Software Engineering Principles and Tools, 433-253 Algorithms and Data Structures and 433-254 Software Design.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Saeed Araban
Subject Overview:

Students will work on a substantial practical team project drawn from areas such as system software, applications software, graphics or networks. They will be involved in all phases of the project, including requirements analysis, functional specification, system design, implementation, documentation and testing. Lectures will cover applied software engineering issues in areas such as configuration management, release engineering, technical reviews, and software testing.

Objectives: The objectives of this subject are for students to experience team-oriented software engineering; to appreciate the importance of planning and managing the software process; to be involved in requirements elicitation and the subsequent phases of software development including documentation, requirements analysis, specification, design, implementation and testing; and to be familiar with some of the problems that can arise during execution of the software development process.

Software processes developed by the team for their specific project as evidenced by project management documents, a software requirements specification, design specification, and test plan of approximately 200 pages in total (70%); and a release component consisting of a working system, user documentation and installation (30%). Students are expected to spend 12 hours per week on the project. To pass the subject students must obtain at least 50% overall, 35/70 for their process component, and 15/30 for their release component.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject, students should have an:
  • ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
  • ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
  • understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development
  • international awareness and openness to the world, based on understanding and appreciation of social and cultural diversity and respect for individual human rights and dignity.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Software
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)

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