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SOFT3888: Software Development Project

This unit will provide students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and practice 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 SOFT3888
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
[18CP 2000-level or above units from SOFT or COMP or INFO]
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. produce written reports of student's work in a style that conforms to their discipline and is appropriate for clients to check
  • LO2. Give an oral presentation of student’s work and its rationale to the student’s 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 software development 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.