UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CITS5551 Software Engineering Design Project 1

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The project is a capstone experience in which students integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in earlier units to a substantial real world design challenge relevant to their discipline. Students work in teams, typically with four to six members, and are supervised by an academic and/or industry mentor. Teams are responsible for managing their project as well as reporting against milestones and preparing the necessary design documentation. The academic objectives of the project are to lead students through a systematic engineering design and synthesis process and to better prepare them for professional practice as engineers. The focus of the unit is on teamwork skills and the design process.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) apply engineering synthesis and design processes relevant to software engineering; (2) seek out the requirements and associated resources to assess the scope, dimensions, scale of effort and indicative costs of a complex engineering project; (3) apply technical knowledge, appropriate tools and problem-solving skills to achieve a desired outcome to satisfy user requirements; (4) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a design project; (5) conduct oneself in a professional manner; (6) critically analyse design inputs, processes and outputs; (7) locate and evaluate relevant standards and technical literature; (8) use discourse conventions relevant to the discipline; (9) communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately using written, oral and visual means; and (10) contribute to and/or manage a complex engineering project activity, as a member and/or leader of an engineering team.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: assessment continuing. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Du Huynh (Semester 1) and Dr Tim French (Semester 2)
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in one of the following: Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering specialisation); Master of Information Technology
Co-requisites: for Master of Professional Engineering students: GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
Advisable prior study: CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering and (CITS1002 Programming and Systems or CITS2002 Programming and Systems)
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/CITS5551/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/CITS5551/SEM-2/2017

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.