Final Year Software Engineering Project Part A

Description

This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence.

Final Year Projects represent the culmination of study towards the Bachelor of Engineering degrees. Projects offer the opportunity to apply and extend material learned throughout the remainder of the program. Assessment is by submission of software development documentation throughout the evolution of the project; submission of project final report and a formal presentation and demonstration of project outcomes.

In contrast to the majority of courses studied elsewhere in the program, projects are undertaken in groups. This necessarily introduces the dimension of workload management into the program to enable completion of a large, relatively unstructured "assignment" over the course of the year.

The projects undertaken span a diverse range of topics, including theoretical, simulation and software development, and vary from year to year. The emphasis is necessarily on facilitating student learning in technical, project management and presentation spheres.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Research and critical evaluation of technical information about software engineering topics

2. Technical knowledge in software development

3. Time and resource management skills

4. Preparation and presentation of information to engineers and other professionals

5. Effective team skills

Content

This course will be conducted largely as a group project under the direct supervision of a member of academic staff. The specific project topic undertaken will reflect the common interests and expertise of the student(s) and supervisor. Students will be required to:

1)  perform a literature search to review current knowledge and developments in the chosen technical area

2)  undertake detailed technical work in the chosen area using one or more of:

  • a) theoretical studies
  • b) computer simulations
  • c) software development

3)  produce progress reports or maintain a professional journal to establish work completed, and to schedule additional work within the time frame specified for the project

4)  prepare an interim report describing the work undertaken and results obtained thus far

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software) program.

Assumed Knowledge

3rd year of Software Engineering degree

Assessment Items

Participation: Group Participation

Report: Interim Report

Contact Hours

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term

Seminar/lecture times as per course outlines plus regular meetings with designated supervisor