Course Title: Software Engineering 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Software Engineering 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


140H Computer Science & Information Technology


Viet1 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet2 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet2 2013

Course Coordinator: Dale Stanbrough

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2652

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Software Engineering Fundamentals

Course Description

Software Engineering 2 builds on the work of Software Engineering 1 by examining in greater detail:
  ·  Mid level design issues in the form of design patterns
  ·  The UML process

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:
    ·  Examine, identify and use Design Patterns in the developments of software systems.
    ·  Understand the UML Process. 

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

  • key concepts will be explained in lectures, classes or online, where syllabus material will be presented and the subject matter will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
  • tutorials and/or labs and/or group discussions (including online forums) focussed on projects and problem solving will provide practice in the application of theory and procedures, allow exploration of concepts with teaching staff and other students, and give feedback on your progress and understanding;
  • assignments, as described in Overview of Assessment (below) and Assessment Tasks (part B course guide for this Teaching Period), requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
  • private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and technical problems.

While a minimum attendance standard is not compulsory, non-attendance may seriously jeopardise the chances of success in this course. Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will make extensive use of computer laboratories and relevant software provided by the School. You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment involves written and/or programming assignments and a final exam.
Your ability to critically analyse problem scenarios and produce appropriate requirements/analysis/design documents as well as implement the proposed solutions will be developed and tested through assignments.
The ability to create appropriate tests to establish the correctness of documents or programs, as well as learning how to manage projects will also be developed and tested through assignments.
Assessment may also require you to demonstrate verbally an understanding of key ideas and an ability to relate concepts covered in the course.

For standard assessment details, including hurdle requirements, relating to Computer Science and IT courses see: