The module studies in detail the activities and artefacts associated with software development process as performed by a development team (i.e. programming in the large).
Total contact hours: 30
Private study hours: 120
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Main assessment methods:
An unseen written examination (50%)
Coursework (50%) with the following indicative weighting;
Group presentation (30%)
Group report (40%)
Individual reflection report (30%)
Sommerville,I, Software Engineering, 9e Addison Wesley, 2010
Pressman, R, Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach, 7e McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009
Pfleeger, S L; Atlee, J M, Software Engineering: International Version: Theory and Practice, 4e Pearson, 2009
Van Vliet, H Software Engineering: Principles and Practice, 3e John Wiley & Sons, 2008
See the library reading list for this module (Medway)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Describe, explain and carry out the processes used in the production of quality software [B1, B2, B3, B5, C2]
2. Describe the processes, techniques and deliverables associated with requirements engineering [B1, B3, D2]
3. Describe a variety of approaches employed in software development and indicate the circumstances where such approaches may be appropriate [A2, A4, C4]
4. Appreciate a range of software architectures and design processes. [A2, B5]
5. Understand the role of verification and validation, and the importance of testing. [A4, B4, B7, B9]
6. Identify the roles and responsibilities of members of a software development team and the methods of intercommunication. [A3, A11, D2, D5]
7. Understand project management including project scheduling, staffing, cost estimation and budgeting, configuration management, quality assurance and process improvement. [A2, C2, C4]
8. Discuss the professional and legal duties software engineers owe to their employers, employees, customers and the wider public [B6];
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