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FIT3037

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)

Synopsis

In this unit students will learn about many aspects of working with a large team on large projects to produce quality software products on time and within budget. The student will gain an appreciation of the tools and techniques used to develop software systems within a group context. Topics to be studied include: software development lifecycle models; sizing, estimation, planning and control of projects; functional specification and design of real-time systems; formal specification and design using Z; integration and testing strategies, configuration management; reuse and re-engineering.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have:

A knowledge and understanding of:

  • the continuing software crisis, problems encountered in the development of large software systems: poor quality, late delivery and budget overruns;
  • techniques used in software engineering to counter these problems;
  • the role of software lifecycle models in project control and planning;
  • different categories of software metrics;
  • software estimation methods;
  • methods for specifying real-time systems;
  • techniques and tools to support configuration management;
  • strategies for testing software;
  • the roles and responsibilites of project team members.

Developed the skills to:

  • apply techniques for scheduling and control of large projects;
  • construct and validate a software specification;
  • formal methods specification of software systems;
  • functionally design of software systems;
  • describe large software systems using appropriate language and technical sprecification techniques to suit the intended audience;
  • be aware that quality software is not a luxury but essential in solving the software crisis.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 55%; In-semester assessment: 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

CSE2201, CSE2401, FIT2024, GCO3811

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