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GCO3811 - Software engineering

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: R Smith


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Software engineering is much more than the ability to analyse, design and develop program code to solve particular information system problems. Students will learn about many aspects of working with a large team on large projects to produce quality software products on time and within budget. The student will gain an appreciation of the tools and techniques used to develop software systems within a group context. Topics to be studied include: lifecycle models, sizing, estimation, planning and control of projects, functional specification and design of real-time systems, formal specification using Z, integration and testing strategies, configuration management and re-engineering.


Examination (3 hours): 55%
Assignments: 45%

Contact hours

4 hours per week


GCO2816 (BComp) or GCO2826 (B CogSci) or GCO9806 (Grad Dip Comp) or GCO2813 (BIT)


CFR3042, CSC2050, RDT2231, SFT2201, SFT3041, CSE2201, CSE2401, CSE2305