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SIT321 - Software Engineering Methods

Unit details


2018 unit information

Offering information:

2019 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Thao Pham


Two SIT coded units (excluding mathematics units coded SIT19-, SIT29-, SIT39-)



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


 In SIT321, students will learn the principles and concepts involving software engineering and software development. The unit will allow students to explore the influence of customer and project requirements and resources for the selection of a suitable software development process model and quality software. In this unit students will develop professional judgement and decision-making skills including trade-offs between project scope, quality, cost and time with a view to choose appropriate methods for software development and management of the software development process. Assessment tasks in the unit will require the student to plan and estimate large and small projects using industry standards as well as by developing internal standards. It will also require the student to elucidate and analyse requirements, perform object-oriented analysis and usability testing.


Group project (project planning 20%, systems analysis and design 20%, and software system implementation 10%) 50%, examination 50%

Prescribed texts

Pressman + Priestley, 2017, Software Engineering (8th Ed) + Practical Object Oriented Design Using UML, McGraw Hill, Australia.

Unit Fee Information

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