CITS4401 Software Requirements and Design

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Requirements and design are important phases of software development because errors or misunderstandings of software requirements or designs are expensive to correct during later stages and may lead to project failure. This unit introduces the theory and practice of software requirements and design. The content comprises (1) requirements engineering (2) software design (3) software architectures; and (4) design patterns and idioms.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) classify types of software requirements and designs; (2) apply requirements and design processes appropriate for a given scenario; (3) assess quality attributes of given requirements and designs; (4) utilise design patterns and idioms; (5) evaluate and document software design rationale; and (6) select a software architecture appropriate for a particular context.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) regular workshop exercises; (2) requirements and design assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Rachel Cardell-Oliver
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 62510 Master of Information Technology
or
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering specialisation).
Incompatibility:
CITS2220 Software Engineering: Design
and
CITS3220 Software Requirements and Project Management
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