• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Software Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Clive Boughton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course introduces students to advanced topics on managing the quality of products to be delivered as part of the progression within a software development project, and managing the development process itself through software process improvement frameworks and standards.

Several causal aspects of (bad) software quality will be introduced and discussed so that students can understand the context for undertaking risk and bad quality avoidance.

There will be a focus on practical techniques for identifying and removing defects as well as for implementing procedures to track the success or failure of resk and kefect resolutions.

There are several Software Process Imporvement (SPI) frameworks and standards available, each one possessing its own merits and difficulties.  Most are regarded as being more appropriate to large software development organisations where the assumed expenses of incorporated SPI initiatives typically provide significant return on investment.  This course will introduce the various well known frameworks and standards in the context of importance to organisations but then also discuss tailored versions of some SPI frameworks that are more suitable to small organisations or teams of software developers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course, students will be able to explain and practice:

  1. techniques for verification and validation of various artefacts that are typically produced during the development of small to large software systems.
  2. software process and measurement techniques which have been found to enhance the capability and maturity of software development organisations.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (50%); Final Exam (50%)

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Workload

Thirty one hour lectures and five two hour laboratory sessions

Requisite and Incompatibility

Completed COMP3120 and COMP2600; and COMP3100 or COMP3500; and must be studying Bachelor of Software Engineering 4708 or Bachelor of Software Engineering/Science 4711 or Bachelor of Software Engineering/Commerce 4712.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3288
2006 $3426
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3446 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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