• 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 Shayne Flint
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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This course exposes students to professional software engineering practice and leadership through the development of a software system for an industry, government or university based customer, or by engaging with the ACT innovation community and students across the university to create a software-based start-up business.  Students will lead small teams to plan (define, estimate, schedule) and manage an appropriate set of activities to ultimately deliver a software product. The implementation part of the project will include monitoring, measuring, tracking, and managing change.

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.
Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

Individual reflective learning portfolio (30%), three group project reviews (60%), and final group poster (10%)

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Workload

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

Twenty five two-hour lectures and 260 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.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
2373 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 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
7350 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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