COMPX341-22A (NET)

Advanced Software Engineering Design

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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This paper discusses advanced software engineering design methodologies focusing on Software Requirements, Software Maintenance and Software Quality Assurance. Assignments include Software Requirements Specifications (SRS) documentation; verification-and-validation CI/CD regression toolchains for assuring correctness and security, and benchmarking containerised-application performance vs. resource utilization.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/

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Paper Structure

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The paper is planned to be taught via recorded lectures, assignments and readings from the required textbook and recommended texts.

Lecture materials will be available through Moodle and recorded on Panopto.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Use accepted and/or kaupapa methods to elicit, analyse and specify testable software requirements of complex engineering problems, while considering broader societal, sustainability and ethical issues. (WA1-7, WA9)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Software Requirements Specification (1)
  • Design containerisation solutions to enable portability, transferability, maintainability, etc., of software solutions. (WA1-5)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Performance Engineering (2)
  • Comprehend the conflicting roles of software development and IT operations and how software teams and platform providers leverage site reliability engineering methodologies to provide quality-assured and continuous operation. (WA1, WA4, WA5, WA8, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps (3)
  • Develop, operate and document regression testing pipelines to assure software quality as part of continuous development, integration and deployment maintenance lifecycles, leveraging contemporary software architectures. (WA1-5)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps (3)
    Quality Assurance via CI/CD (4)
  • Design, execute and document performance engineering quality assessment tests while analysing broader tradeoffs. (WA2-7, WA9)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Performance Engineering (2)
    Quality Assurance via CI/CD (4)
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Assessment

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The paper will be assessed through five individual assignments.

If you are enrolled in a BE(Hons), samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Software Requirements Specification
1 Apr 2022
6:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Performance Engineering
22 Apr 2022
6:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps
20 May 2022
6:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Quality Assurance via CI/CD
17 Jun 2022
6:00 PM
35
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/ Students are expected to access course material and notices via Moodle. There will also be a discussion forum hosted online.
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Workload

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Students should expect to spend about 13 hours per week on this paper for those who are well prepared and competent.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMPX202 or COMPX242

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