CE202-5-AU-CO:
Software Engineering

The details
2019/20
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
25 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BSC G400 Computer Science,
BSC G401 Computer Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G403 Computer Science (Including Foundation Year),
BSC I101 Computer Science (Including Placement Year),
MSCIG402 Computer Science,
MSCII100 Computer Science (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year),
BSC GH56 Information and Communication Technology,
BSC GH5P Information and Communication Technology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I102 Information and Communication Technology (Including Placement Year),
BSC G111 Computing,
BSC G112 Computing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G113 Computing (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module will 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.

Module aims

The aims of this module are to guide students through the software development cycle including requirements, analysis, design, validation, testing, maintenance, and evolution. Students will understand the principles of software engineering, carry out object-orientated software requirement specification, understand object-orientated constructs, show understanding of architecture styles and demonstrate a strong understanding of software reliability.

Module 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

Module information

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

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and Classes

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
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:
40%
Exam:
60%
Reassessment
Coursework:
40%
Exam:
60%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Michael Gardner
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Goldsmiths College
Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 39 hours, 36 (92.3%) hours available to students:
3 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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