Faculty of Information Technology
|Faculty||Faculty of Information Technology|
|Offered||Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)|
This unit provides an introduction to the discipline of Software Engineering. The emphasis is upon a broad coverage of the areas, since students will at this early stage not have adequate programming skills to tackle many of the topics in greater depth. The notion of a software system as a model or approximation of a desired system is introduced, and used as a way of describing such things as the software life cycle and its various models, programming by contract, design and testing issues, maintenance, reuse, complexity, divide and conquer strategies, metrics and measurement, project management and software legacy.
At the completion of this unit students will have:
Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk