COMPX374-19B (HAM)

Software Engineering Industry Project

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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Students organise themselves into and work in small groups throughout the paper. They will contribute to all aspects of building a medium-sized piece of software: developing requirements and specification; designing the system structure and user-interface; carrying out documentation, and implementation.
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Paper Structure

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If the instructor identifies knowledge gaps that he feels will interfere the students' ability to successfully deliver a project, he will provide lecture material to fill those gaps. Otherwise, lecture times will be used for presentations. Weekly group meeting will take place between 09:00 and 17:00 in G.B.04 starting from week 2.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Work with a client to understand their domain and apply technology to solve a problem in that domain
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  • Communicate that problem and their solution clearly, to both a technical and a non-technical audience
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  • Use a systematic and disciplined process to analyse, design, build and test their software solution
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  • Understand how to work in a software development team
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  • Understand the importance of regular reflection to improve their work practices and processes
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Assessment

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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. Weekly Deliverables
Sum of All
20
2. Individual Reports
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  • Other: Google Form
3. Group Meetings
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  • In Class: In Lab
4. Individual Reports
Sum of All
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Reflective Report 1
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Reflective Report 2
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Group Presentations
Sum of All
15
  • Presentation: In Class
8. Presentation 1
-
  • Presentation: In Class
9. Presentation 2
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  • Presentation: In Class
10. Project Evaluation
Sum of All
50
11. Group Hand-Over Report
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
12. Code and Documentation
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
13. Customer Feedback
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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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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings are provided in Moodle; there is no textbook.
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Other Resources

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G.B.04 will be made available to groups as a meeting space and demonstration area. Each group will have a lab machine allocated, with the OS/software configured to group specification.
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Online Support

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The course will be run via Moodle. This includes the project descriptions and discussion forums.
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Workload

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Students are expected to work for about 10 hours a week on the project. On top of that, students will have group meetings, customer interaction and meetings with the lecturer.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: One of COMP204, COMP242, COMPX202 or COMPX242.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP314, COMP315 or COMPX375

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