- Code COMP3100
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Information Technology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Students work in small groups and participate in all the development phases (requirements analysis, design, construction, testing and documentation) of a nontrivial software system. As well, each group has to address the control of the development process by constructing and following a detailed software development management plan.
Most students will work on projects for an industry, government or university client. Highly motivated students will be given an opportunity to engage with the ACT innovation community and students across the university to create their own software-based start-up businesses.
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 member of a team 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- 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.
- Explain the role and importance of project management, configuration and risk management processes when undertaking a software development project. Demonstrate experience in undertaking the activities associated with these.
- Explain and understand the importance of the different stages of, and activities associated with each, the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Demonstrate experience in all stages of the SDLC.
- Explain the role and importance of standards in software development. Demonstrate experience in tailoring those standards approriately according to the project they are currently undertaking.
- Participate in a group presentation, including a demonstration, to an audience of peers, clients and supervisors.
Individual reflective learning portfolio (30%), three group project reviews (60%), and final group poster (10%)
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WorkloadAnnual course. COMP3100 must be taken in two consecutive semesters. One 6-hour Team Formation Day, two 1-hour introductory lectures, Twelve 1-hour tutor meetings, two 2-hour project reviews, two 2-hour student presentation sessions and 210 hours of group project work
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