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Coffs Harbour Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Equips students with the skills necessary to understand and actively manage programming and programmed systems. Explores concepts such as outsourcing, testing, system procurement, system integration and implementation management. In addition, students will be introduced to key techniques for project management of design, implementation and maintenance of such systems.

Unit content

1. Testing techniques: usability, unit, integration and others

2. Version management systems

3. Software procurement, evaluation and acceptance

4. Management of software development projects

5. Maintenance of software systems

6. Impact and management of modern trends in software and technology (Cloud, Mobile, etc.)

7. Other project management techniques applicable to information systems

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Develop and implement plans for software testing in the areas of acceptance, usability, unit, integration and others
2 Write software procurement specifications and evaluate candidate proposals
3 Demonstrate understanding and usage of version management systems
4 Demonstrate understanding of maintenance systems in large software projects
5 Exercise professional judgement in relation to the impact of current trends in information technology management
6 Apply modern information technology project management techniques to model projects

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Develop and implement plans for software testing in the areas of acceptance, usability, unit, integration and others
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. Write software procurement specifications and evaluate candidate proposals
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. Demonstrate understanding and usage of version management systems
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. Demonstrate understanding of maintenance systems in large software projects
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. Exercise professional judgement in relation to the impact of current trends in information technology management
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. Apply modern information technology project management techniques to model projects
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Ian Somerville, 2016, Software Engineering, 10th edn, Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh Gate. ISBN: 978-1-292-09613-1.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.