Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
25 April 2019
Requisites for this module
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)
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.
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.
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
Introduction to software engineering
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
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Progress Test - Wk 11
||Assignment 1 Requirements Analysis
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
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
Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Available via Moodle
Of 42 hours, 38 (90.5%) hours available to students:
4 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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