Final Year Software Engineering Project Part A

Course code SENG4800AUnits 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe aims of this course are to provide a vehicle for students to consolidate, enhance and demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained from coursework studies through the Software Engineering degree through a program of group directed study. The knowledge and skills addressed include:

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
ContentThis 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge3rd year of Software Engineering degree
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)There are two components of assessment: Group Participation and Individual Achievement.
Group Participation is assessed through a set of deliverables as specified in the Course Outline.
Individual Achievement is assessed through contribution to project technical content and submission of an individual Interim Report, as specified in the Course Outline.

A student must achieve a score of at least 40% for their Interim Report, and at least 50% for their overall assessment in order to pass Part A of the Final Year Project.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SENG4800A