This unit develops students understanding of and skills in professional software engineering practices at the personal level. Students experience work in a team environment and extend their programming skills by learning a new object oriented language and maintaining a system that is larger than their experience in prior units. Students develop skills in estimating, monitoring, reviewing and reporting on practical projects.
At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:
- the Personal Software Process and its benefits, including the need for planning, estimation, recording time, product and defect metrics, reviews, and reflection;
- the importance of, and the relationship between, a quality process and a quality product;
- reinforcing and extending their knowledge of OO programming concepts by learning how they are implemented in another programming language;
- the software engineers' role in software development and maintenance and working with large systems;
- the Team Software Process and how it relates to the Personal Software Process.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
- develop a positive professional attitude;
- recognise the importance of adhering to software engineering principles in designing and implementing systems;
Developed the skills to:
- make personal estimates and work plans, produce work logs and diaries, produce product and defect metrics, and participate in technical review meetings;
- monitor, reflect upon, and improve their own productivity and effectiveness;
- use a new object oriented programming language to construct systems consisting of many interacting classes;
- analyse, debug and perform maintenance on large existing object-oriented programs.
Demonstrated the communication skills necessary to:
- be able to produce reports on their plans, progress, and reviews;
- be able to work effectively in small teams, and cooperatively with other teams.
Examination (2 hours): 40%; In-semester assessment: 60%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
- One 2-hour lecture
- One 2-hour laboratory
(b.) Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.
See also Unit timetable information
FIT1007 or FIT1008 or FIT1015 or CSE1303 or CSE1203 or BUS2011 or FIT2034
CSE2201, GCO3811, FIT3037