School of Computer Science

Module 06-08165 (2012)

Software Workshop Team Java

Level 2/I

Manfred Kerber Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: Manfred Kerber
Reviewer: Paul Levy

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.


The aims of this module are to:

  • provide experience of building a larger and more complex piece of software than is usual in the Software Workshop
  • provide experience of working in a programming team
  • integrate knowledge from other modules

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • design and implement a larger software project than undertaken previously
  • document good software engineering practice
  • work effectively in a team

Teaching methods

12 hours of lectures/team meetings, 70 hrs practical sessions (mainly in the student's own time)


  • Sessional: Continuous assessment (100%).
  • Supplementary: Normally students who fail can be reassessed only by repeating. Nevertheless, students with marginal failures may be permitted to do additional work instead of being required to repeat the module.

Detailed Syllabus

  1. Team Work
    • An overview of different approaches to teamwork
    • Ingredients of successful teamwork
  2. Version control, and working together using subversion
  3. JUnit tests
  4. Software Engineering approaches (e.g., Agile Development)

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