School of Computer Science

Module 30197 (2019)

Module description - Software Engineering

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Module Title Software Engineering
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-30197
Level 2/I
Member of Staff Rami Bahsoon
Semester Semester 1 - 20 credits

Provided through lectures and guided independent study.

Contact hours: Total: 200 hours, Lecture 33 hours, Guided independent study: 167 hours.


This module introduces students to the field of software engineering and the principles of systematically engineering large scale software systems. The module covers widely used techniques for engineering requirements, designing and modelling, and architecting dependable and evolvable software. The module discusses Software Quality Assurance, testing and project management with appreciation to the economical, legal and ethical aspects.


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

  1. Describe and apply techniques for systematically engineering requirements, designing, architecting and testing software systems along with the technical, economical, legal and ethical trade-offs involved.
  2. Describe and apply the basic principles of software project management, metrication and quality assurance.
  3. Understand advances in industrial software engineering

Assessments: 2hr Examination (80%), Continuous Assessment (20%) Reassessment: 2hr Examination (100%)