CSC-30016 - Software Engineering Project Management
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





CSC-20041 Software Engineering OR
CSC-20022 System Lifecycles and Design.

Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

Software engineering is not simply a matter of technical expertise in requirements, specification, design, implementation and maintenance (as taught in prerequisite modules). The process and practice of software engineering requires leadership and management. This module reviews standard practices in project management, and uses these to explore how people and cultures relate to successful project management and leadership. The module covers conventional software engineering project management, adding reflections on state-of-the-art industrial software engineering management from organisations such as google. Students are expected to apply concepts, ideas and reading to management scenarios in workshops and the assignment.

To provide an understanding of the principles of project management, and specifically the scope of, and problems and techniques associated with, software engineering project management.

Intended Learning Outcomes

research and evaluate the terminology of management, and leadership, differentiating among management structures and management roles in traditional and agile management: 1,2
assess the challenges of personnel management and leadership, including management of diversity in the workforce, and apply understanding of personnel issues to simple management scenarios: 1
discuss the basics of project risk, and critically evaluate the generic and specific risks in the contexts of a small agile project and generic safety critical software engineering project management: 2

Study hours

Around 15 hours of online study material including links to online texts and videos, as well as specific texts and videos prepared for the module.
Approximately 5 hours of online live sessions: Q&A, discussion topics, review of material.
60 hours of self-directed learning and research, following up on the topics online.
2x25 hours coursework preparation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 50%
Short report: workforce management (500 words)
Assignment 1 (ILO 1 and 2) on workforce management.

2: Coursework weighted 50%
Short report (500 words)
Assignment 2 (ILO 1 and 3) on estimation, planning and risk