Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2

Unit description

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 for software development projects.

Unit content

1. Testing techniques: usability, unit, integration and others

2. Centralised and distributed version management systems

3. Software procurement, evaluation and acceptance

4. Management of software development projects

5. Maintenance of software systems and change request management

6. Impact and management of modern trends in software design (Cloud, Mobile, Service Oriented design, etc.)

7. Other project management techniques applicable to software development projects

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • The textbook provides a good reference to all topics in the unit: Somerville, I, 2016, Software Engineering, 10th edn, Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh Gate. ISBN: 978-1-292-09613-1.

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 (12 weeks)
Exam: closed book50%

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