CE202-5-AT-CA:
Software Engineering

The details
2018/19
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Autumn Special
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 04 October 2018
Friday 14 December 2018
15
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Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC YHG1 Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer)

Module description

This module aims to equip students with the main principles guiding the activities involved in software development throughout its lifecycle, including software requirements, object-oriented analysis and design, software validation and testing, software maintenance and software evolution, and configuration management processes and tools.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of software engineering
2. Demonstrate an ability to carry out software requirements specification, object-oriented analysis and design, and software testing
3. Demonstrate an understanding of object orientation and relate object-oriented models to corresponding object-oriented programming constructs
4. Represent the outcome of each stage in the software lifecycle using standard modeling notations
5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of architectural styles and design patterns
6. Demonstrate an understanding of software reliability issues

Outline Syllabus

- Introduction to software engineering
- Lifecycle models
- Software modeling notations
- Requirements analysis and specification
- Principles of software design
- Functional and non-functional requirements and the need to verify and validate them through a variety of techniques
- Principles of object-oriented design
- Introduction to design patterns and architectural styles
- Validation and testing, including unit testing, and testing against requirements
- Software reliability and quality
- Evolution and maintenance
- Configuration management processes and tools

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

STUDENTS SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS MODULE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND CHANGE.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and Classes

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Progress Test     50% 
Coursework   Assignment 1 Requirements Analysis     50% 
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Michael Gardner, email: mgardner@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Michael Gardner

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Goldsmiths College
Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 39 hours, 32 (82.1%) hours available to students:
7 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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