Equips students with the skills necessary to understand and actively manage programming and programmed systems. Explores concepts such as outsourcing, testing, system procurement, system integration and implementation management. In addition, students will be introduced to key techniques for project management of design, implementation and maintenance processes.
1. Testing techniques: usability, unit, integration and others
2. Version management systems
3. Software procurement, evaluation and acceptance
4. Management of software development projects
5. Maintenance of software systems
6. Impact and management of modern trends in software and technology (Cloud, Mobile, etc.)
7. Other project management techniques applicable to information systems
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Develop and implement plans for software testing in the areas of acceptance, usability, unit, integration and others||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Create software procurement specifications and evaluate candidate proposals||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Modify code and documents using a version management systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Assess and discuss maintenance systems in large scale software projects||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Analyse and recommend management actions due to the impact of current trends in information technology||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Assess and recommend appropriate modern information technology project management techniques to a variety of model projects.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Somerville, I, 2016, Software Engineering, 10th edn, Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh Gate. ISBN: 978-1-292-09613-1.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||60%|
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