System Modelling and Design - COMP2111

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: COMP1911 or COMP1917; Corequisite: MATH1081.

Excluded: COMP2110

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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This course introduces rigorous and formal methods for modelling system behaviour. The course will use the B Method (B), which is a formal method founded on set theory and logic. B supports the modelling of abstract specifications and the refinement of abstract specifications through to concrete implementations. Consistency of formal development is verified by proof obligations and formal proof. A toolkit (the B-Toolkit or Atelier B) assists with all aspects of the process.

The course will cover: set theory, logic, abstract machines, specification, animation, refinement, implementation, proof obligations and proof.

The course will also explore the relationship between formal B models and UML, the informal or semi-formal modelling notation for Object-Oriented design. The course will use case-studies and assignments to develop competence. The methods developed in this course will be used in the SENG2010 and SENG2020 workshops.
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