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Undergraduate Course: Software Engineering with Objects and Components (INFR09016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaInformatics Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/seoc Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course provides an introduction to the design and implementation of software systems using object-oriented techniques. The techniques we consider are oriented to creating component based designs. The course will review basic object-oriented techniques and how they support the creation of component based designs. We also consider the high level modelling of systems as a means of supporting the Software Engineering process. Here we study the Unified Modelling Language (UML), which provides programming language independent notations for design.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Successful completion of Year 2 of an Informatics Single or Combined Degree, or equivalent by permission of the School.
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 16:10 - 17:00
CentralLecture1-11 16:10 - 17:00
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 16:10 - 17:00, Zone: Central. LR1 Minto House
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 1, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 16:10 - 17:00
CentralLecture1-11 16:10 - 17:00
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 16:10 - 17:00, Zone: Central. LR1 Minto House
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1 - Design simple object-oriented systems, making appropriate use of available components;
2 - Design simple software components, making sensible API decisions;
3 - Evaluate and evolve object-oriented software designs, making use of common design patterns if appropriate;
4 - Create, read and modify UML diagrams documenting designs;
5 - Discuss the use of modelling in software development, e.g. why and how models of software can have varying degrees of formality.
Assessment Information
Written Examination 100
Assessed Assignments 0
Oral Presentations 0

If delivered in semester 1, this course will have an option for semester 1 only visiting undergraduate students, providing assessment prior to the end of the calendar year.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Building on students' prerequisite knowledge of software development and object-oriented programming, we consider how object-orientation and the use of components impacts the development and maintenance of software.
We discuss the use of modelling in software development, including (i) where models are used purely informally, (ii) where they are used as reviewed documentation for designs, and (iii) model-driven development in which models are formal artefacts and code may be generated from them.
Students learn to document designs in the Uni ed Modeling Language, UML, with emphasis on class, sequence and state diagrams and the Object Constraint Language, OCL.
We study criteria that make one design better than another in context and introduce design principles and patterns that capture good practice.
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list * Stevens with Pooley, Using UML: Software Engineering with Objects
and Components, Pearson (second edition)
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Lectures 15
Tutorials 8
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 0
Private Study/Other 77
Total 100
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Vijayanand Nagarajan
Tel: (0131 6)51 3440
Email: vijay.nagarajan@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Victoria Swann
Tel: (0131 6)51 7607
Email: Vicky.Swann@ed.ac.uk
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