Module Details

Module Code: SWRE I8001
Full Title: Software Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 2 Semesters
Credits: 10
Module Owner:: Michelle Graham
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will be able to select and implement appropriate designs to solve various problems using software engineering principles.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Discuss and apply the principles of Software Engineering.
MLO2 Manage the quality of the software development product.
MLO3 Identify and implement appropriate Design Patterns for a particular problem.
MLO4 Specify and implement the appropriate data structures and algorithms for a range of problems.
MLO5 Analyse the space and time efficiency of selected algorithms and data structures.
MLO6 Develop recursive design and implementation solutions.
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 Engineering as a profession.
Evolution, principles and practices.
Software Quality
Quality Models, Quality Plan, Metrics, Refactoring, Design Principles
Design Patterns
Common Design partterns including Singleton, Facade, Observer ,Proxy etc. UML
Data Structures
Specification, application and implementation
Algorithm Design and Analysis
Design and implementation of common searching and sorting algorithms.
Efficiency analysis
Time and space analysis
Recursion
Recursive design and implementation
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
Final Examination40.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will prepare a technical report on a software engineering topic.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Implement Design Patterns.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 4,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Implement data structures and algorithms
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2,4,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Using a case study students will specify non functional requirements and implement a partial solution to same.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,4,5
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Writen exam covering theory from all aspects of the course.

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will prepare a technical report on a software engineering topic.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Implement Design Patterns.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 4,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Implement data structures and algorithms
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2,4,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Using a case study students will specify non functional requirements and implement a partial solution to same.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,4,5
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Writen exam covering theory from all aspects of the course.
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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia, Michael H. Goldwasser. (2014), Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, 6th Edition International Student Version. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., p.720, [ISBN: 978-1-118-808].
  • Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson, Bert Bates & Kathy Sierra. (2014), Head First Design Patterns, 2nd edition. O'Reilly Media, p.694, [ISBN: 0-596-00712-4].
  • Sommerville. Software Engineering, 10th Edition.
  • Martin Fowler. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code,.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dale, Joyce, Weems. (2016), Object Oriented Data Structures using Java, 4th. [ISBN: 978-128408909].
  • Gary McLean Hall. (2017), Adaptive Code: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles, 2nd. Microsoft Press, [ISBN: 978-150930258].
  • Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates. (2005), Head First Java, 2nd. O'Reilly Media, p.720, [ISBN: 0-596-00920-8].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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