|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||20 hours of seminar|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Presentations, Participation and Contribution to seminars (assessed by staff and peers)||15%|
|Semester Assessment||A written critique paper of approximately 2000 words.||25%|
|Semester Assessment||Course Work: A survey paper of approximately 6000 words.||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resit failed examination and/or resubmission of failed/non-submitted coursework components or ones of equivalent value.||100%|
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. Significant emphasis is placed on student discussion and peer review.
The module is run as a series of tutorials during which students present papers to their peers and where other students are required to prepare and ask relevant questions.
Students are required to write a survey-style paper that necessitates an extensive literature and web search.
Students participate in a conference organized by the Department of Computer Science where they present papers to peers and staff. The aim is to simulate a real academic conference with plenary and technical sessions.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Depends on the papers selected for discussion, but generally no.|
|Communication||Presentations are required, both within tutorials and an internal conference. Students must be able to field questions and argue their point of view.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||The assessed coursework requires students to develop their understanding of issues associated with the module|
|Information Technology||Inherent in subject|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Gives students the flavor of life as a professional software engineer|
|Problem solving||The required papers address challenging issues concerned with developing software systems|
|Research skills||Students will be required to read journals and on-line sources|
Students will be directed to the primary literature and will be expected to search for additional material themselves Primo search The Department produces a handbook to accompany this module Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7