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This course provides an introduction to software engineering principles: basic software lifecycle concepts, modern development methodologies, conceptual modeling and how these activities relate to programming. It also introduces the basic notions of team-based project management via conducting a project to design, build and deploy a simple web-based application. It is typically taken in the semester after completing COMP1511, but could be delayed and taken later. It provides essential background for the teamwork and project management required in many later courses.

The goal of this course is to expose the students to:

  • basic elements of software engineering: including requirements elicitation, analysis and specification; design; construction; verification and validation; deployment; and operation and maintenance
  • data modelling
  • software engineering methodologies, processes, measurements, tools and techniques
  • Web-based system architecture and development practices on Web platforms
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: COMP1511 or DPST1091 or COMP1917 or COMP1921

Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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