• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Several alternatives for eliciting, describing and managing requirements during the early period of systems and software development will be presented and discussed. Several analysis techniques will be described and demonstrated including process, state and object-oriented techniques. Requirements Models will be discussed in detail together with the benefits and differences among the various modelling methods.

This course can be studied for credit in the following programs:

  • Master of Computing/Master of Computing Honours
  • Graduate Studies
  • and as an elective in other programs.

Other Information

Attendance: While attendance at every lecture is not absolutely mandatory, not everything is in the lecture notes.

Attending tutorials is required, as the course has a strong practical component, where learning is accomplished by doing.

Indicative Assessment

2 x in-class quizzes (5% each)

Assignment (20%) 

Assignment (30%)

Final Examination (40%)

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One two-hour lecture per week. One two-hour tutorial per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Computing.

Prescribed Texts

Software Requirements (3rd Edition) by Karl Wiegers - 2003: Microsoft Press
ISBN 0-7356-1879-8

Reference (Recommended)
More Software Requirements by Karl Wiegers - 2006: Microsoft Press

Assumed Knowledge

UML and programming design (any language)



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:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4740
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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