Software Engineering Workshop 1 - SENG1031

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: Enrolment in a Software Engineering single or combined degree program.

Excluded: SENG1010, SENG1020

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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The Software Engineering Workshop is a series of courses that span the first three years of the Software Engineering program. The course series will provide an opportunity to work in small teams on substantial, realistic projects, covering most phases of the software production life cycle. The SE Workshop stream also provides an opportunity to apply the techniques and methods covered in other courses of the course. Under guidance from staff, the intention of this series is to enable students to learn by reflective practice. Whatever steps are taken students should become aware of what they are doing, and reflect on the consequences. Each course in the series will involve group project work, system development, presentations, and reporting. This is the first course in the series and will contain:
  • a discussion of the importance to reliable system implementation of a formal description of functional and non-functional requirements;
  • an introduction to graphical tools for describing such requirements;
  • an introduction to the software process and to a number of the software engineering practices to be adopted throughout the series;
  • the formation of the first set of small groups;
  • a number of exercises to develop group skills.
Each group will complete a domain analysis and a requirements analysis for a project. Each group will: examine similar systems; interview users or potential users of the system; develop a requirements document; validate the requirements by prototyping.

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