Software Project 1: Requirements Engineering and Design

Course code SENG3150Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

SENG3150 and SENG3160 form a 2 course sequence in which students apply their previously-developed knowledge and skills to a substantial practical team project. SENG3150 concentrates on the requirements engineering and design phases. These phases are placed in context through a general introduction to software project management, and software process maturity. In the project, students firstly produce a requirements model. After assessment, student are provided a requirements model which they use to produce a detailed design model.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course, students will:
1) Have a detailed understanding of, and practical experience related to, the requirements engineering and design phases in software development.
2) Understand software process and process maturity.
3) Understand the importance of project planning and managing the software process.
4) Understand how to validate a design against the system requirements, and related software engineering standards.
5) Develop adequate skills in client liaison, requirements and design modelling, and documentation.
6) Be able to work effectively in a team.
7) Have developed effective verbal and written communication skills.
ContentTopics for this course are:
" Software process and the Capability-Maturity Model
" Project planning and management
" Requirements elicitation and analysis
" Requirements validation and prototyping
" System design
" Component design
" Design Patterns
" Review of design against requirements
" Software engineering standards for requirements engineering and system design.
Replacing Course(s)SENG3100 Advanced Software Process
TransitionStudents may not gain credit for both SENG3100 and SENG3150. BE(Software) students who have not completed SENG3100 will undertake SENG3150.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSENG2130. Students are encouraged to study SENG3130 concurrently with SENG3150 or before SENG3150.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
ProjectsThis course has two major components for assessment:
- Group assessment: 50%
Group assessment is based on a set of deliverables for the software project, and details of the deliverables as per the course outline.
- Individual assessment: 50%
Exam and/or individual report as per the course outline.
Contact HoursProblem Based Learning: for 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.
Student achieving >25% but less that 40% will be offered an alternate assessment if, and only if, all other assessment items have been submitted.
Students obtaining <25% will not be offered an alternate assessment, and will fail the course, unless students have submitted Adverse Circumstances in accordance with the Adverse Circumstances Policy.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for SENG3150