Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming

The details
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Autumn Special
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 04 October 2018
Friday 14 December 2018


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC YHG1 Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer)

Module description


The aim of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of modern software development techniques for large software systems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be able to

1. Understand the issues involved in large-scale software development and how they can be managed with modern practices, techniques and tools
2. Make effective use of modern tools and techniques for the cooperative development of software including version control, ticketing systems, build tools, etc.
3. Make effective use of modern bug prevention and detection techniques as well as refactoring techniques.
4. Make use of modern practices and techniques for the effective development of software within teams


The course will focus on powerful technologies such as:

1. agile software development,
2. extreme programming
3. working effectively in teams,
4. revision control systems,
5. unit and acceptance testing,
6. integrated development environments,
7. build tools,
8. ticketing systems,
9. refactoring.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Work-based-learning supported by online course material and webinars. Students will have access to the CE320 lecture and class material through Moodle and Listen Again.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Project Iteration 1    40% 
Coursework   Project Iteration 2    60% 
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
0% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Riccardo Poli, email: rpoli@essex.ac.uk.
Prof Riccardo Poli
Email: csee-schooloffice@essex.ac.uk Telephone: 01206 872770



External examiner

Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Goldsmiths College
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


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