Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Code CKIT507
Coordinator Prof FP Coenen
Computer Science
Coenen@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2017-18 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

Aims

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical foundations that underpin modern approaches to software engineering.
  • To allow students to develop a systematic understanding of the practical aspects for software development, implementation and maintenance.

Learning Outcomes

A deep understanding of the elements of software systems.
A systematic understanding of the most important general current approaches to the software production process.

An ability to define and analyse the requirements for software systems and produce software designs. 

A comprehensive understanding of the importance and the process of software verification and validation.

An ability to critically evaluate approaches to software development.  

An understanding of the importance and the operation of software development teams.

Syllabus

Week 1: Systems Engineering

Introduction to the discipline of System engineering and the role of Software Engineering and Software Processes within this discipline. Review of software development models.

 

Week 2: Software Development

The Agile Software Development paradigm. System and software requirements elicitation and capture.

 

Week 3: Design Approaches

Approa ches to system modelling: behavioural modelling, data modelling, and object modelling. Understanding the value of modelling using abstract modelling tools. The use of modelling in the context of system and software design.

 

Week 4: Dependability and Security

The importance of design with respect to the success of software implementation especially in the context of dependability and security. Implementation issues such as software reuse, configuration management, and open-source development.

 

Week 5: Software Implementation

The processes and techniques for develop ing highly dependable software systems. Managing risk in the software development process. The concept of software process improvement as a way of increasing software quality and reducing development costs.

 

Week 6: Reuse

The concepts of Software Reuse and approaches to system development based on software reuse.  Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE).

 

Week 7: Ubiquitous Systems

Distributed systems and software engineering and distributed systems architecture. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a way of building di stributed applications using web services.

 

Week 8: Complex Systems

The characteristic features of complex systems such as embedded real-time systems and the nature of real-time software engineering. Aspect-oriented software development with other approaches.

   

 


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Virtual classroom hours (for online modules) -

Number of hours per week that students are expected to attend the virtual classroom so as to participate in discussion, dedicated to group work and individual assessment is 8.75.

Non-classroom hours (for online modules) -

Number of hours per week that students are expected to devote to reading, research and other individual work to support engagement in the classroom is 10.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           70

80

150
Timetable (if known)           Number of hours per week that students are expected to attend the virtual classroom so as to participate in discussion, dedicated to group work and individual assessment is 8.75.
Number of hours per week that students are expected to devote to reading, research and other individual work to support engagement in the classroom is 10.
 
 
Private Study 0
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Coursework  Weekly Discussion Qu  Whole session  35  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Assessment 1 There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  Weekly Coursework As  Whole Session  35  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Assessment 2 There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. 
Coursework  8 week Group Project  Whole Session  30  No reassessment opportunity  Standard UoL penalty applies  Assessment 3 There is no reassessment opportunity, The nature of the adopted online learning paradigm is such that no reassessment opportunity is available; instead students failing the module will be offered the opportunity to retake the entire module. Notes (applying to all assessments) 1) Due to nature of the on-line mode of instruction this work is not marked anonymously. 2) Students who fail the module have the opportunity to repeat the entire module. 3) The "Standard UoL Penalty" for late submission that applies is the "Standard UoL Penalty" agreed with respect to online programmes offered in collaboration with Laureate Online Education.  

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.
Explanation of Reading List:

The online programmes offered by the department of Computer Science in Collaboration with Laureate Online Education use online materials wherever possible including the online resources available within the University of Liverpool’s libraries. This module does not require a specific text book.