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Introduction to Software Engineering (5531.9)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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    • UC College Trimester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, UCC-BRUCE (174469) - View
    • Winter Term, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (172377) - View
    • UC College Trimester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, UCC-BRUCE (172238) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (170026) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (154316) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (147331) - View

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    This unit introduces students to the discipline and practice of software engineering. It introduces students to software engineering processes, including programming, testing, software quality, and introduces the concepts of the SDLC. Additional topics include data representation in binary, basic logic operations, data structures and recursion. The unit teaches the foundations of programming, testing and software quality control.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the nature of the discipline of Software engineering;

    2. Describe the responsibilities placed upon a software engineer;

    3. Construct debug and test small programs;

    4. Use fundamental data structures including pointers and arrays;

    5. Be able to analyse simple algorithms; and

    6. Describe the phases of the software engineering life cycle.

    Contact Hours

    Up to 3 hours per week, 2L + 1T





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