Lecturers: Dr R.J. Anderson and Dr S.W. Moore
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No. of lectures + practicals: 4 + 6
Prerequisite courses: Software Engineering I and II, Programming in Java, Structured Hardware Design
The aim of this course is to give students a realistic introduction to software development as practised in industry. This means working against rigid deadlines, with a team of colleagues not of one's own choosing, using externally prescribed tools to undertake a fixed project.
At the end of the course students should have a good understanding of how software is developed. They should have consolidated the theoretical understanding of software development acquired in the first year Software Engineering courses. They should appreciate the importance of planning and controlling a project, and of documentation and presentation. They should have gained confidence in their ability to develop significant software projects and be prepared for the personal project they will undertake in Part II.