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Students will develop large commercial and industrial software systems as a team-based effort that puts technical quality at centre stage. The module will focus on the early stage of software development, encompassing team building, requirements specification, architectural and detailed design, and software construction. Group work (where each team of students will develop a system selected using a business planning exercise) will guide the software engineering learning process. Teams will be encouraged to have an active, agile approach to problem solving through the guided study, evaluation and integration of practically relevant software engineering concepts, methods, and tools.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Principles of software engineering aims at providing students with both an in-width and an in-depth understanding of disciplined approaches to the software development process, which facilitates the further in-depth understanding gained during the subsequent practice-based sibling course in term two.
Teamwork-based practicals focusing on the preliminary stage of a software development project chosen by students aims at complementing the learning process.
Main Learning Outcomes
Project management issues: Team organisation, time and cost estimation, risk analysis.
Software analysis and design issues: Requirements elicitation, developing a system specification through use cases, architectural design, detailed design, design patterns.
Software implementation and quality issues: Testing strategies and methods; quality assurance and management; software verification and validation; software documentation and maintenance.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Small Group Project 25%
Online Exam 75%
Alternative Resit Assessment
Where a student fails the course overall they will be afforded the opportunity to resit those parts of the course that they failed (pass marks will be carried forward).
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|