COMP0104 Tools and Environments

This database contains the 2018-19 versions of syllabuses. These are still being finalised and changes may occur before the start of the session.

Syllabuses from the 2017-18 session are available here.

Academic session

2018-19

Module

Tools and Environments

Code

COMP0104

Module delivery

1819/A7P/T1/COMP0104 Postgraduate

Related deliveries

1819/A7U/T1/COMP0104 Masters (MEng)

Prior deliveries

COMPGS04

Level

Postgraduate

FHEQ Level

L7

FHEQ credits

15

Term/s

Term 1

Module leader

Krinke, Jens

Contributors

Krinke, Jens

Module administrator

Nolan, Martin

Aims

The module will train students in the principles and application of software tools and environments. The module will cover the fundamental practices that one would expect from any software professional one would want to hire. It will also offer an introduction into research on analysing software and extracting information from software repositories. The module is based on decades of experience, including the latest thinking on software process and analysis.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, a student will be able to:

  1. understand the nature and variety of software tools and environments that are available for achieving software engineering tasks.
  2. select appropriate tools and environments for the task at hand and to apply the tools and environments to achieve the task.
  3. understand and appreciate current research directions in analyzing software and repositories.

Availability and prerequisites

This module delivery is available for selection on the below-listed programmes. The relevant programme structure will specify whether the module is core, optional, or elective.

In order to be eligible to select this module as optional or elective, where available, students must meet all prerequisite conditions to the satisfaction of the module leader. Places for students taking the module as optional or elective are limited and will be allocated according to the department’s module selection policy.

Programmes on which available:

  • MSc Financial Systems Engineering
  • MSc Software Systems Engineering

Prerequisites:

To be eligible to select this module, students must have an understanding of the basics of programming, computer science and software engineering equivalent to Years 1 and 2 of MEng Computer Science UCL.

Content

  • Version and Configuration Management
  • Build and Integration Tools
  • Debugging and Profiling Tools
  • Software Analysis
  • Code Audit
  • Mining Repositories

An indicative reading list is available via http://readinglists.ucl.ac.uk/departments/comps_eng.html.

Delivery

The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, written and programming exercises, and project work.

Assessment

This module delivery is assessed as below:

#

Title

Weight (%)

Notes

1

Written examination (2hrs 30mins)

75

 

2

Individual coursework (including 2 peer assessments)

10

 

3

Group report

15

Replaced with an individual report for Late Summer Assessment.

In order to pass this module delivery, students must achieve an overall weighted module mark of 50%.