COIT20273 - Software Design and Development Project
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will design, develop and test a software application to meet quality characteristics of functionality, usability, maintainability and dependability. In this capstone project, you are required to synthesise and demonstrate your technical and generic skills developed across the Master of Information Technology and the software design and development major. You will work in small teams under supervision to identify the requirements of the users and to develop working computational solutions. You will produce typical project management artifacts associated with a project to ensure that the project is delivered within specified project outcome parameters. Emerging technologies and current research issues will support your design choices.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts

COIT20258 Software Design: Principles, Models, and Patterns

Co-requisites:

COIT20259 Enterprise Computing Architecture

COIT20257 Distributed Systems: Principles and Development

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 8%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 10%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 15%
5. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%
6. Written Assessment 22%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Assessment strategies need to be reviewed self reflection Assessment weighting and submission strategies are to be reviewed and updated
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.
  2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.
  3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation.
  4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.
  5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.
  6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
  • Software Development Process Improvement (SPIM)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Systems Design(DESN)
  • Systems integration (SINT)
  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Data Analysis (DTAN)
  • Database/Repository Design (DBDS)
  • System development management (DLMG)
  • Testing (TEST)
  • Release and deployment (RELM)
  • Application support ( ASUP).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment    
4 - Practical and Written Assessment  
5 - Presentation and Written Assessment  
6 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Knowledge  
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills    
4. Research        
5. Self-management    
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility      
7. Leadership          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Presentation and Written Assessment      
6 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • NetBeans IDE
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorLily Li (l.li@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Workshop


Form groups

Week 2 17-07-2017

Workshop


Week 3 24-07-2017

Workshop


Submit assessment item 1 - project proposal and plan

Project proposal and project plan Due Friday (28 Jul 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 4 31-07-2017

Workshop


Submit assessment item 2 (a) - progress report 1

Week 5 07-08-2017

Workshop


Submit assessment item 3 - requirements specification

Requirement specification Due Friday (11 Aug 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Workshop

Submit assessment item 2 (b) - progress report 2

Submit assessment item 4 - design document

Design document Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Workshop


Week 8 04-09-2017

Workshop


Submit assessment item 2 (c) - progress report 3

Week 9 11-09-2017

Workshop


Week 10 18-09-2017

Workshop


Submit assessment item 2 (d) - progress report 4

Submit assessment item 5 - implementation document

Implementation document and presentation Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Workshop


Project presentation

Week 12 02-10-2017

Workshop

Submit assessment item 6 - Project review and final submission

Project Review and Project Portfolio Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project proposal and project plan
Task Description

This assessment item is designed to test your skills in project initiation and planning including project scoping, resource scheduling, quality assurance planning, risk mitigation, collaboration, and documentation.

Assessment Due Date Week 3 Friday (28-Jul-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Refer to the unit schedule
Return Date to Students Feedback will be returned within two weeks of submission
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

Well documented project plan which includes main objectives, scope and constraints of the project, system architecture, hardware and software requirements, project organisation, work breakdown structure, project schedule, monitoring and reporting system, and risk plan and quality assurance plan.

The detailed marking guide is available on the unit website.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.

3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation.

4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.

5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.

6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project reports 2a - 2d
Task Description

This assessment item consists of 4 progress reports over the term. It is designed to test your skills in project management including quality assurance, resource scheduling, risk mitigation, collaboration, and documentation.

Assessment Due Date Refer to the unit schedule for due dates.
Return Date to Students Within one week of submission
Weighting 8%
Assessment Criteria

The progress reports should include a review of project schedule, quality assurance, and risk mitigation strategies providing corrective measures for any deviation.

The detailed marking guide is available on the unit website.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation.

6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

5. Self-management

7. Leadership



3 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Requirement specification
Task Description

This assessment task is designed to test your skills in software requirement analysis. Your group will present your work in written documentation and oral presentation.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (11-Aug-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Oral Presentations for internal students will take place during the scheduled workshop in Week 5. External students need to arrange a time and date during Week 5 in consultation with your tutor.
Return Date to Students Within two weeks after submission
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The requirement specification should include documentation depicting completed tasks of functional and non-functional requirements analysis, use cases (UML), and mapping of use cases to requirements.

The detailed marking guide is available on the unit website.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.

5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



4 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Design document
Task Description

The design document should include documentation on completed design of software architecture, database, and user interface. It should also include documentation on completed development of modelling for software layers, classes, and behaviour, and interactions of User Interface/Application Layer and Application Layer/Data access layer.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Refer to the unit schedule for due date
Return Date to Students Within two weeks after submission
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

The design document should include documentation on completed design of software architecture, database, and user interface. It should also include documentation on completed development of modelling for software layers, classes, and behaviour, and interactions of User Interface/Application Layer and Application Layer/Data access layer.

The detailed marking guide is available on the unit website.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.

5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.

6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



5 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Implementation document and presentation
Task Description

This assessment task is used to test your skills in algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, effective collaboration and quality documentation meeting scheduled project timelines and following requirements specification. Students will demonstrate their project implementation using oral presentation.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Refer to the unit schedule for due date
Return Date to Students Certification date (required for non-exam units)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Submission should include a working software application as per the design, testing documentation following the test plan, documented source code, mapping of design to implementation, and installation and user manual.

The oral presentation will be scheduled in Week 11.

The detailed marking guide is available on the unit website.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation.

4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.

5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



6 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project Review and Project Portfolio
Task Description

This assessment requires you to submit the updated requirements specification and updated design documents. You also need to conduct a project review including reflections.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Certification date (required for non-exam units)
Weighting 22%
Assessment Criteria

You should submit the updated requirements, update design document, project review and reflections.

The detailed marking guide is available on the unit website.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.

5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.

6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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