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COMP2913 Software Engineering Project

10 creditsClass Size: 500

Module manager: Dr Amy Lowe

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23


COMP1911Professional Computing
COMP1921Programming Project
COMP2912Software Engineering Principles

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Most software is built by teams, consisting of people with a variety of skills. These teams will use specialised tools that help them to collaborate more effectively. This module exposes students to these ideas and tools in the context of an extended group project and gives them the opportunity to see how the principles learned in COMP2912 are applied in practice.


In this module, students will learn how to collaborate in teams on software development projects and will get the opportunity to apply the techniques learned in COMP2912 Software Engineering Principles to an extended group project

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module a student will have demonstrated the ability to:

- Engage in and contribute to an extended software development project as part of a small team
- Use collaboration tools such as version control, issue trackers and wikis to support the team's work
- Reflect on the ethical and professional issues that arise when teams develop software


Team roles; methods of collaboration; version control workflow for teams; use of issue trackers and wikis; ethics of team working; guest lectures from professional software developers.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning701.0070.00
Private study hours19.00
Total Contact hours81.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

The 4 presentations will total 1 hour of student contact time.

19 hours or private study assumes 1 hour of follow-up for each lecture/seminar, plus 12 hours of additional reading and review of relevant material from COMP2912 Software Engineering Principles.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Project work is done as a series of two-week iterations, with progress demos and feedback at the end of each iteration.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 01/06/2022 16:59:02


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