• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Software Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Charles Gretton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    See Future Offerings

Course has been adjusted for remote participation in 2021. Some on-campus activities are available. Attendance at these where possible is encouraged.

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.


This course is taught over two semesters (2 x 6 units) and must be taken in two consecutive semesters.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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.
  2. Develop life-long learning through reflection, as demonstrated through continual reflection on the software development lifecycle and team work processes experienced throughout the year.
  3. 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.
  4. Make and defend sound engineering decisions.
  5. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers, supervisors and commercial clients/stakeholders.
  6. Creatively identify and implement a solution to a complex problem that exists within the domain of ICT.
  7. Participate effectively in project and artefact reviews with peers, supervisors and clients/stakeholders.
  8. 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.
  9. Through appropriate choice and implementation of activities associated with each phase, demonstrate a sound understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  10. Through appropriate choice and tailoring of standards, demonstrate a sound understanding of the role and importance of standards in software development.
  11. Co-ordinate and develop presentations, including demonstrations, to an audience of peers, clients and supervisors.

Other Information

Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

  1. Three group project reviews (75) [LO null]
  2. Group Poster and Showcase (10) [LO null]
  3. Individual Reflection (15) [LO null]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Annual course. COMP4500 must be taken in two consecutive semesters. Around 50 contact hours across Team Formation Day, introductory lectures, tutor meetings, project reviews and public showcase. Around 210 hours of group project work and individual study.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this course are currently not available.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP2120 and COMP3120 and COMP3500. Incompatible with COMP4540.

Prescribed Texts

None

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
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
2186 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 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
5184 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions