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Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Software Engineering 2
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
In this course unit students work in teams to build their own web application, with a focus on architecture, planning, and meeting requirements through extensive testing. Students will get to grips with the Model-View-Controller architecture through the Spring web framework, integrating functionality from Twitter and Google maps, and developing their own API.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Software Engineering 1||COMP23311||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
By the end of the course unit students will be able to:
- Work in a team to deliver a new software product.
- Implement a robust architecture for a web application.
- Understand and break down requirements.
- Ensure acceptance tests are met through unit and integration tests.
- Work with APIs.
Apply the ‘golden rules’ of user interface design to a web application
Design a data model to efficiently represent entities and relationships within a software system
Map from acceptance tests to unit and integration tests to ensure a system meets specifications and is robust against regression
Use and develop REST APIs
In a team, design and develop a library to provide common functionality to multiple software projects
Working with the Model-View-Controller architecture User interface design Data modelling Specification by example Unit and integration testing Internal APIs Consuming REST APIs Providing a REST API
Teaching and learning methods
The course unit is entirely lab-based. The first 30 minutes is a lecture/demonstration, the remaining 1.5 hours is a chance to apply the techniques in practice in assessed coursework, with the support of lecturers and TAs.
1 lecture each week
2 hour lab each week
1 hour team study sessions
Use of online quizzes
|Practical skills assessment||70%|
Feedback is provided on a continuous basis; as students implement requirements, they can check that these meet client expectations in the lab each week.
COMP23412 reading list can be found on the Department of Computer Science website for current students.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||20|
|Work based learning||2|
|Independent study hours|
|Mustafa Mustafa||Unit coordinator|
|Markel Vigo||Unit coordinator|
Course unit materials
Links to course unit teaching materials can be found on the School of Computer Science website for current students.