• 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 Eric McCreath
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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This course exposes students to profession software engineering practice through the development of a software system for an industry, government or university based customer.  Students will work in small teams with their customer to plan (define, estimate, schedule) and manage an appropriate set of activities to ultimately deliver a software product according to the customer requirements. The implementation part of the project will include monitoring, measuring, tracking, managing change and ultimately close out of the project.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Work as an effective team manager of a small team of peers to implement a software based solution that delivers measurable value to an industry or university client.
  • Develop life-long learning through reflection, as demonstrated through continual reflection on the software development lifecycle and team work processes experienced throughout the year.
  • Exhibit an awareness of and an ability to employ- team formation strategies and stages leading to the development of high performing, self-managing teams;- sound meeting practice; and- how personality traits can impact upon team performance and how to use individual traits to achieve the most from team work.
  • Make and defend sound engineering decisions.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers, supervisors and commercial clients/stakeholders.
  • Creatively identify and implement a solution to a complex problem that exists within the domain of ICT.
  • Participate effectively in project and artefact reviews with peers, supervisors and clients/stakeholders.
  • Through effective implementation of appropriate activities and processes, demonstrate a sound understanding of the importance of project management, configuration and risk management processes when undertaking a software development project.
  • Through appropriate choice and implementation of activities associated with each phase, demonstrate a sound understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Through appropriate choice and tailoring of standards, demonstrate a sound understanding of the role and importance of standards in software development.
  • Co-ordinate and develop presentations, including demonstrations, to an audience of peers, clients and supervisors.

Indicative Assessment

Workshop participation (20%); Planning/management portfolios (30%); Leader meetings (5%); Group requirements document (5%); Group presentation (10%); Final group project artefact (30%)

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Workload

Annual course. Student enrolls in Semester 1 and Semster 2.

Twenty five two-hour lectures and 300 hours of group project work

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP2130 and COMP3120 and COMP3500. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed COMP4540.

Prescribed Texts

Refer: http://cs.anu.edu.au/student/se_projects/references.html

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
2910 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6906 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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