Course handbook


SENG6150 and SENG6160 form a 2 course sequence in which students apply their previously-developed knowledge and skills to a substantial practical team project. SENG6150 concentrates on the requirements engineering and design phases. These phases are placed in context through a general introduction to software project management, ethics and software process maturity. In the project, students firstly produce a requirements document. Then they will develop a requirements model which is used to produce a detailed design model.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate 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. Validate a design against the system requirements, and related software engineering standards.

5. Demonstrate advanced skills in client liaison, requirements and design modelling, and documentation.

6. Work effectively in a team.

7. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.


Topics 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.

Assumed knowledge

At least SENG6110 and preferably SENG6120 also. Students must study SENG6150 before SENG6160.

Assessment items

Project: Software Project

Report: Problem Based Learning Report

Report: Project Final Report

Report: Project Participation and Management

Contact hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term