Software Project 1: Requirements Engineering and Design

10 Units

SENG6150 and SENG6160 form a 2 course sequence in which students apply their previously-developed knowledge and skills to a substantial practical team project. SENG6150 concentrates on the requirements engineering and design phases. These phases are placed in context through a general introduction to software project management, and software process maturity. In the project, students firstly produce a requirements model. After assessment, student are provided a requirements model which they use to produce a detailed design model.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

At the completion of this course, students will:

1) Have a detailed understanding of, and practical experience related to, the requirements engineering and design phases in software development. 2) Understand software process and process maturity. 3) Understand the importance of project planning and managing the software process. 4) Understand how to validate a design against the system requirements, and related software engineering standards. 5) Develop adequate skills in client liaison, requirements and design modelling, and documentation. 6) Be able to work effectively in a team. 7) Have developed effective verbal and written communication skills.


Topics for this course are: ” Software process and the Capability-Maturity Model ” Project planning and management ” Requirements elicitation and analysis ” Requirements validation and prototyping ” System design ” Component design ” Design Patterns ” Review of design against requirements ” Software engineering standards for requirements engineering and system design.

Replacing Course(s) SENG6100 Advanced Software Process
Transition Students may not gain credit for both SENG6100 and SENG6150.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge At least SENG6110 and preferably SENG6120 also. Students must study SENG6150 before SENG6160.
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
  • Projects - This course has two major components for assessment: - Group assessment: 50% Group assessment is based on a set of deliverables for the software project, and details of the deliverables as per the course outline. - Individual assessment: 50% Exam and/or individual report as per the course outline.
Contact Hours
  • Problem Based Learning: for 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for SENG6150

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