SWEN589 (2021) - Industry Research and Development Project
The course will consist of a substantial project, working on a software research and development task. Generally it will be done as a placement in industry, but could, in certain cases, be an industry-sourced (or industry-related) project done within the school. The project would involve supervision by an academic as well as the industry employer, and will involve formal and informal.
Course learning objectives
Students who pass this course should be able to:
- Design and implement a solution to an appropriate software engineering problem.
- Evaluate, justify, and explain their solution in terms of technical quality, fitness for purpose, and societal impact, including reliability, safety, sustainability, privacy, and security.
- Work professionally and cooperatively within a company or organisation.
SWEN 589 is part of the MSwDev program taugh in the Wellington ICT Graduate School. It is a supervised 60 point project, working on an industrial software research and development task, generally as a placement in industry.
The course will consist of a substantial project, working on a software research and development task. Generally it will be done as a placement in industry, but could, in certain cases, be an industry-sourced (or industry-related) project done within the school. The project would involve supervision by an academic as well as the industry employer, and will involve formal and informal reporting, both written and oral presentations.
Required Academic Background
This course can only be taken by students enrolled in the MSwDev program, after successful completion of SWEN 504.
Withdrawal from Course
Withdrawal dates and process:
Work Experience Coordinator
On-site visits and mentoring as needed
Student feedback on University courses may be found at: www.cad.vuw.ac.nz/feedback/feedback_display.php
Dates (trimester, teaching & break dates)
- Teaching: 22 February 2021 - 28 May 2021
- Break: 05 April 2021 - 18 April 2021
- Study period: 31 May 2021 - 03 June 2021
- Exam period: 04 June 2021 - 19 June 2021
Set Texts and Recommended Readings
There are no required texts for this offering.
Mandatory Course Requirements
In addition to achieving an overall pass mark of at least 50%, students must:
- Achieve at least a D grade in the final written report, to demonstrate achievement of all the CLOs of the course.
If you believe that exceptional circumstances may prevent you from meeting the mandatory course requirements, contact the Course Coordinator for advice as soon as possible.
Course deliverable due dates are from the start of the work placement, they are not arbitrary dates.
This reflects that some students may start in week 1 and others may start in week 3 to accomodate employers.
The oral presentation will be during the exam period for trimester one and will be a set date. Attendence is required.
|Assessment Item||Due Date or Test Date||CLO(s)||Percentage|
|Deliverable 1 - Learning Goals||Week 2||CLO: 1,2,3||5%|
|Deliverable 2 - Submission of Logbook with reflective summary of 500 words||Week 4||CLO: 2,3||5%|
|Deliverable 3 - Submission of Logbook with reflective summary of 1000 words||Week 8||CLO: 2,3||10%|
|Deliverable 4 - Final written report||Week 12||CLO: 1,2,3||60%|
|Deliverable 5 - Oral Presentation (20 mins)||Exam period||CLO: 2,3||20%|
Late work is penalised at 10% per day late. Work that exceeds the page limit will only be marked upto the page limit.
Submission & Return
Assessment items should be submitted using the course Submissions page.
Assessment items should be in pdf format, other formats will be returned or rejected for resubmission.
- Learning goals
- Logbook with the first reflective report, ~500 words
- Logbook with the second reflective report ~1000 words
- Final written report
- Oral presentation
Communication of Additional Information
Any changes to this document will be circulated via email, the wiki page, and blackboard.
Links to General Course Information
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/study/exams/integrity-plagiarism
- Academic Progress: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/study/progress/academic-progess (including restrictions and non-engagement)
- Dates and deadlines: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/study/dates
- Grades: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/study/progress/grades
- Special passes: Refer to the Assessment Handbook, at https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/documents/policy/staff-policy/assessment-handbook.pdf
- Statutes and policies, e.g. Student Conduct Statute: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/about/governance/strategy
- Student support: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/support
- Students with disabilities: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/st_services/disability/
- Student Charter: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/learning-teaching/learning-partnerships/student-charter
- Terms and Conditions: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/study/apply-enrol/terms-conditions/student-contract
- Turnitin: http://www.cad.vuw.ac.nz/wiki/index.php/Turnitin
- University structure: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/about/governance/structure
- VUWSA: http://www.vuwsa.org.nz
Offering CRN: 28344
Prerequisites: Part 1 of the MSwDev
Duration: 22 February 2021 - 20 June 2021
Starts: Trimester 1
Campus: ICT Graduate School (NEC)