Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Only available to MEng Software Engineering Students.
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 11 x 2 hrs


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment A1  Participation and contribution.  15%
Semester Assessment A3  Course Work: A survey paper of approximately 9000 words.  60%
Semester Assessment A2  Conference type of poster representing approximately 20 hours work.  25%
Supplementary Exam Resit failed examination and/or resubmission of failed/non-submitted coursework components or ones of equivalent value  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

identify and use the main research resources that are available to software engineers

constructively participate in advanced technical debate in the field.

have a general overview of the field of Software Engineering and be aware of focused areas of research interest within it.

present current research at an appropriate level of detail to a technical audience.

produce a survey paper on some current area of Software Engineering research.


This module focuses on current issues in the field of Software Engineering. The module will involve students in an examination of current research literature of interest to software engineers.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Students are required to participate in seminars, give oral and poster presentations and a literature review.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will use experience and discussion of their first presentations to improve subsequent ones.
Information Technology Inherent in the module.
Personal Development and Career planning
Research skills Students will be required to acquire further knowlede from journals and on-line sources for presentations, poster and literature review.
Subject Specific Skills Obtaining and evaluating information sources.

Reading List

General Text
Students will be directed to the primary literature and will be expected to search for additional material themselves Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7