Software Engineering

Assessment 2018

Final Exam

The final examination is worth 60% of your final mark. Previous years' examination papers can be found in the library. You should also be able to view them on-line at Exam Papers Online.

Notes for exam review

During the exam, make sure you know what each question is asking for and that you have answered every part of your chosen questions.

Practical work


Download the assignment here.

The assignment consists of a major project completed in teams of three or four people.

The practical work is worth 40% of your final mark.

In order to ensure that you receive the marks that your work entitles you to, you must ensure that every file that is handed in contains the names and student IDs of every student in the group, whether they worked on that particular file or not. When the office report that marked assignments are available, each of you should check that he or she has a received a mark.

You may (but need not) use our laboratories, as available. Deadlines for assignments are coordinated by groups; assessment for practical work is continuous during the year and relates to both project management and final deliverables.

Due dates:

Assignment part 1, due 16th April, worth 10%.
Assignment part 2, due 28th May, worth 10%.

Assignment part 3, due 13th August, worth 10%.
Assignment part 4, due 1st October, worth 10%.

On copying and assessment

You must abide by the University's rules about plagiarism. Since using existing code is a valued software engineering technique, you are allowed to include in your project material (text, diagrams, source code, data, whatever) written by other people, provided you

  • obey the law: it must be material you have a legal right to use this way;
  • clearly identify the material written by other people;
  • prominently display the name of the original author(s) and provide any relevant publication details;
  • write a “substantial” proportion of the whole program yourselves.

The word “substantial” is in scare quotes because there's no fixed proportion. It's just ordinary human fairness we're after. You should do honest work to get honest marks.