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ELEC1005: Introduction to Software Engineering

This unit of study will introduce student to the field of software engineering. It will expose the students to fundamental (basic) concepts of key areas within software engineering including Requirement Engineering, Software Design (Architecture and Modeling), Software Quality Engineering, and Software Process Engineering. This unit also provides students with practical experience to start to develop the required engineering skills through case studies of authentic open-source software projects and hands-on development experience of software projects in a group, as well as communication, documentation, and presentation skills. The unit will provide students with a sound foundation for the further study of software engineering.

Code ELEC1005
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
ENGG1800 or CHNG1108 or MECH1560 or AERO1560 or BMET1960 or MTRX1701 or ELEC1004

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Obtain a broad knowledge of the sub-disciplines within software engineering, and demonstrate applications of basic engineering concepts in the software engineering discipline.
  • LO2. Work in a team in a software engineering project, and enhance oral communication skills by presenting in front of a group.
  • LO3. Understand some of the fundamentals of different types of programming languages and software development tools and technologies.
  • LO4. Apply some introductory analysis techniques to understand user requirements and problem-solving methods to design simple software functions.
  • LO5. Develop basic skills in the use of software development processes, and understand how a range of software processes are used to develop software components and to have hands-on experience with some of them.
  • LO6. Develop a high-level understanding of the course content and curriculum within the software engineering degree, and understand the role of a graduate software engineer.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.