Software Engineering Process & Practice

Subject 433-341 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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 approximately 11 hours of tutorial classes
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:


Dr Edmund Albert Kazmierczak
Subject Overview: The subject will deal with topics such as project management, the software development process, requirements analysis and specification, design techniques and human computer interaction. Topics such as testing, tools, measurement, standards and quality assurance will also be introduced.

The objectives of this subject are for students to appreciate the issues involved in engineering large-scale software systems; to understand the phases and activities involved in the conventional software life cycle models; to be aware of the potential benefits of good software project management; to be able to analyse requirements; to be able to select and apply appropriate design techniques; and to understand the importance of the software development process in achieving software quality and be aware of some relevant techniques and tools.


A multi-component team project involving both individual and group written reports (50%); individual project management reports (10%); and a 2-hour examination (40%).

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 competion of this subject students should have an:
  • ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large;
  • in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline;
  • 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; and
  • openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom.

Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)Bioinformatics
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Software
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Computer Science
Computer Science Major

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