Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology



Subject Information
Subject Code MCS9318
Subject Name Software Engineering Practices & Principles
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MCS9205
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence CSCI318, CSCI425, CSCI925
Assessment Assignments (40%) Examinations (60%)
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject examines the current state of software engineering both as an academic discipline and as a profession. The subject focuses on issues of requirements engineering, system procurement, and professional practice, and through case studies, the subject considers reasons for the failure and success of various software engineering projects. Topics which may be covered include: Requirements Elicitation, Functional and Non-Functional Requirements, Design Patterns and Refactoring, Reverse Engineering, Software Quality Assurance, Analysis and Verification of Specification and Design, Examples of Formal Techniques in Software Engineering.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of an existing Requirement Specification.
2. Derive design criteria from an implemented system.
3. Evaluate quality of existing software specification, design and implementation.
4. Identify appropriate formal techniques for a range of Software Engineering problems.