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INFO3600: Major Development Project (Advanced)

This unit will provide students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and practise the skills acquired in the prerequisite and qualifying units, in the context of designing and building a substantial software development system in diverse application domains including life sciences. Working in groups for an external client combined with academic supervision, students will need to carry out the full range of activities including requirements capture, analysis and design, coding, testing and documentation. Students will use the XP methodology and make use of professional tools for the management of their project.

Code INFO3600
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 12
INFO3402 or INFO3333
COMP3615 OR ISYS3400 OR COMP3888 OR ISYS3888

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

  • LO1. produce written report of your work, in style that conforms to your discipline and is appropriate for clients to check
  • LO2. give an oral presentation of your work and its rationale to your discipline
  • LO3. work in a small group of students, to deliver substantial results for clients
  • LO4. follow a systematic process of work, with appropriate mechanisms for dealing with risks, such as unforeseen factors and delays
  • LO5. use previously unfamiliar tools and to integrate with previously unfamiliar software/systems, learning their use from examples and documentation
  • LO6. Work with clients to discover their needs and to demonstrate that the delivered results meet those needs
  • LO7. apply discipline expertise in computer science to solve problems and meet the needs of clients.

Unit outlines

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