Postgraduate Course: Research Topics in Software Engineering (INFR11075)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to research in software engineering, with the aim of equipping them both to do research in future and to follow research that might be relevant outside academia. They will study a selection of current topics, learning to find and read relevant papers, as well as to make use of other resources such as the web and seminars.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Co-requisites|| It is RECOMMENDED that students also take
Informatics Research Methodologies (Level 11) (INFR11019)
||Other requirements|| For Informatics PG and final year MInf students only, or by special permission of the School. Knowledge of software engineering to first degree level.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 1 - Describe several current areas of research in software engineering
2 - Assess their understanding of a given paper or other research artifact in software engineering
3 - Identify, analyse and attempt to fill gaps in their own knowledge, using a range of resources relevant to software engineering research
4 - Critically review a software engineering research paper
5 - Present a summary of a software engineering research paper orally, using appropriate visual aids.
6 - Describe the relationship between several software engineering research artifacts, pointing out common topics and areas of agreement and disagreement
7 - Propose a suitable method for evaluating a software engineering research hypothesis
8 - Benefit from attending a software engineering research seminar, gaining some understanding even when the details of the topic may be beyond the student's current capabilities.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Douglas Armstrong
Tel: (0131 6)50 4492
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Bell
Tel: (0131 6)50 2692