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Software Development

Course
2021-2022

Admission requirements

Not applicable.

Description

This course aims to advance the programming skills of the students in both Python and C++ and introduce them to software development concepts and practices that they will need for the rest of their studies and in their professional careers.

The topics included in the course are software development processes, collaborative software development, software design notation, software testing, cloud software development, and source code management.

The students will be expected to prepare in advance for every lecture, using the provided material. There will be a group project, where students will be working towards developing a software product.

Course objectives

A student who has successfully completed the course is able to:

  • Program in both Python and C++

  • Implement a large software product in a team using known software development methodologies

  • Understand and employ source code management systems (Git, Gitlab)

  • Outline basic software testing techniques and apply those in projects

  • Recognize how the cloud can be used in software development

  • Understand diagrams created using the software design notation (UML)

  • Recognize basic software development processes and agile development practices

Timetable

Mode of instruction

  • Lectures

  • Lecture preparation material: recorded videos, reading material, practical assignments

  • Labs for working on the weekly assignments and the group project

  • Meetings with student assistants for supervising and assisting with the group projects

Assessment method

A written exam determines 60% of the grade, and the assessment of the group project determines 40%. The group project grade applies to all group members. The exam and group project need to be graded at least 5.5 to successfully pass the course.

The teacher will inform the students how the inspection of and follow-up discussion of the exams will take place.

Reading list

Registration

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Contact

Onderwijscoördinator Informatica, Riet Derogee