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Unit Overview

Description

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.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline Restricted
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) document software design rationale using discourse conventions of the disciplinee; 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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Mehwish Nasim
Unit rules
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (specialisation in Software Engineering)
or BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity
and CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
or CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
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