Module Details

Module Code: SWRE C7003
Full Title: Introduction to Software Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner:: Tony McCarron
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will understand the software development process, will be capable of specifying and analyzing system requirements and will be able to quantify the quality of software product.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Discuss various software process models.
MLO2 Apply acquired skills and techniques to develop functional requirements specifications.
MLO3 Define the characteristics of quality software in measurable terms.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Software Development Process
Software development lifecycle, various process models.
Gathering Requirements
Stakeholders, techniques, managing requirements, characteristics of good requirements, emergent requirements.
Functional Requirements Specification
Behavioural, structural and dynamic models.
Software Quality
Quality characteristics, sub-characteristics, relationships, Quantitative Specification.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
Final Examination60.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will generate a requirements and analysis model from a problem domain of their choice.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will be required to participate in lab works and tutorial discussions in topics related to software process models, system requirements and generating matrices for software quality measurements.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will generate a requirements and analysis model from a problem domain of their choice
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will be required to participate in lab works and tutorial discussions in topics related to software process models, system requirements and generating matrices for software quality measurements.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Students will prepare answers to tutorial questions and practical exercises. Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Students will prepare answers to tutorial questions and practical exercises. Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Rod Stephens. (2015), Beginning Software Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Indianapolis, [ISBN: 9781118969144].
  • Len Bass, Paul Clements, Rick Kazman. (2013), Software Architecture in Practice, 3rd. Pearson International, [ISBN: 9780321815736].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kendall & Kendall. (2013), Systems Analysis and Design, 9. Prentice Hall, [ISBN: 9780133023442].
  • Noushin Ashrafi, Hessam Ashrafi. (2008), Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design, Prentice Hall, [ISBN: 9780131824089].
  • Dean Leffingwell. (2010), Agile Software Requirements, [ISBN: 9780321635846].
  • Ian Sommerville. (2010), Software Engineering, 9. Addison Wesley, [ISBN: 9780137035151].
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