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SIT321 - Software Engineering

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SCC303, SCC373
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jingyu Hou


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



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


Topics include: software engineering and software development; the influence of customer, project, requirements and resources on selection of a suitable software development process model; quality software, including trade-offs between project scope, quality, cost, time. Methods of software development, in particular procedural and object-oriented methods. Managing software development: planning and estimating large and small projects; using standards and templates, developing internal standards. Requirements elicitation and analysis; object-oriented analysis; usability; developing specifications and tests of specifications. Managing software resources, including configuration management and source code control; change management; software reuse. Object oriented design, including developing class models, interaction models, state models; mapping to code; using specifications and tests; applying design patterns.


Assignment 1 – project planning and specification 25%, assignment 2 – system analysis and design - 25%, assignment 3 – software system implementation 10%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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