Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable: To be arranged.
This module introduces advanced software engineering methods supporting the development of complex, composite software systems with an emphasis on software configuration management, reuse and test-driven development practices. It examines software reuse at different levels of scale, from software libraries and components to service-oriented architectures and discusses how reuse presents both challenges and opportunities for the development of quality software. A key process in today's software engineering practice is testing; the module introduces testing methods that complement the different scales of reuse-oriented development, from unit-level testing to integration testing and system-level testing. Students work on a project to design, implement and test a complex, distributed application to put the content of the lectures into practice. Reference is made to the content of the co-requisite Software Engineering Principles module where appropriate, so that students learn how the practices studied fit into a larger software engineering lifecycle.
Pre-requisite(s): Undergraduate - before taking this module you must pass CS2002 and (pass CS2001 or pass cs2101)
Co-requisite(s): Postgraduate - in the same year as taking this module you should take CS5030 and take CS5001
Weekly contact: Weekly lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes.
Scheduled learning hours: 25
Guided independent study hours: 125
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available