Software Systems Project

Subject SWEN30007 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: 12 one-hour lectures (one per week) and 24 one hour workshops (2 per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 433 320 Software Modelling and Design


Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

433-328 Software Engineering Project, 433-323 Computer Science Project, 433 340 Software Engineering Project, 433-440 Advanced Software Engineering Project

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the Disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit Website:


Dr Timothy Miller


Melbourne School of Engineering Office
Building 173, Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia
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Subject Overview: This subject gives students their first engineering experience in analysing,
designing, and implementing a nontrivial software system. Students will work
in a small team to solve a software engineering problem, demonstrating their
ability to apply sound engineering principles to the formulation and solution of their

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Analyse, design, implement and test a non–trivial software system
  • Unertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large; and
  • Apply software engineering principles to the development of non-trivial projects.
Assessment: Each individual student’s mark will have two components:
(1) Team’s ability to conduct problem formulation and design,
and to manage its processes (70%); and (2) The final release
of the developed product (30%). A component of the marks for the process (1) will be
based on the individual’s contribution to the project.
Prescribed Texts: TBA
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 developed the following generic skills:

  • 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.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (IT) Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Software Systems

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