INFORMATICS 2C - Software Engineering - 2017/18

Course Description

To get an idea of the content of upcoming lectures, take a look at the schedule from 2016/17

Week 1


Tuesday's Lecture (19 Sep 2017): Software engineering overview [slides]

Required Readings: Suggested Readings: The aim with the above readings is to deepen your understanding of what software engineering is, why the term was invented and is still used, and why problems still exist.



Thursday's Lecture (21 Sep 2017): Requirements engineering [slides]

Required Readings: Suggested Readings:

Tutorials: No tutorials in Week 1 (or Weeks 2 and 3)

Week 2


Tuesday's Lecture (26 Sep 2017): Use Cases [slides]

Required Readings: Suggested Readings:

Thursday's Lecture (28 Sep 2017): Software design and modelling [slides]

Suggested readings: The last three readings all cover a number of architectural styles (also known as architectural patterns). The 3rd year SDM course goes into architectural styles in detail. For this course, you should aim for basic familiarity with 2 or 3 styles, enough that you can briefly describe each style and discuss how it realises general design principles such as those outlined in the slides or covered by the last reading.



Tutorials: No tutorials this week

Week 3


Tuesday's Lecture (3 Oct 2017): UML Class diagrams [slides]

Suggested readings:

Thursday's Lecture (5 Oct 2017): UML interaction diagrams [slides]

Required reading: At least one of You should know the idea of the CRC cards technique, including the basics of what each letter in "CRC" refers to.

Suggested reading:

Tutorials: No tutorials this week

Week 4


Tuesday's Lecture (10 Oct 2017): Design Patterns [slides]

Required reading:
Suggested reading: Read more on design patterns, e.g.

Thursday's Lecture (12 Oct 2017): Construction I: good coding [slides]

Required Readings:

Tutorial 1: Questions to work on before the tutorial. Notes on Answers

Week 5


Tuesday (17 Oct 2017): NO LECTURE

Thursday's Lecture (19 Oct 2017): Construction II: version control and system building [slides]

Required reading: Suggested reading:

Tutorials: No tutorials this week

Week 6


Tuesday's Lecture (24 Oct 2017): Refactoring [slides]

Thursday' Lecture (26 Oct 2017): Verification, validation and testing [slides]

Tutorial 2: Questions to work on before the tutorial. Notes on Answers

Week 7


Tuesday (31 Oct 2017): NO LECTURE

Thursday's Lecture (2 Nov 2017): Deployment and maintenance [slides], Bug reporting [slides]

Tutorials: No tutorials this week

Week 8


Tuesday's Lecture (7 Nov 2017): Preview of Coursework 3

Thursday's Lecture (9 Nov 2017): Introduction to software processes [slides]

Tutorial 3: Questions to work on before the tutorial. Notes on Answers

Week 9


Tuesday's Lecture (14 Nov 2017): Agile processes and Extreme Programming [slides]

Thursday's Lecture (16 Nov 2017): Risk management and improving quality [slides]

Tutorials: No tutorials this week

Week 10


Tuesday's Lecture (21 Nov 2017): Non-functional requirements, reliability [slides], Security engineering [slides]

Suggested Readings:

Thursday's Lecture (23 Nov 2017):

Tutorial 4: Questions to work on before the tutorial.

Week 11


NO LECTURES THIS WEEK


Slides originally authored by Perdita Stevens and adapted by Nigel Goddard, Ajitha Rajan and Paul Jackson.


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