Software Engineering

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Software Engineering

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course presents the concepts of Software Engineering. The emphasis is on learning the design and coding techniques that are needed in the implementation of software systems. Design techniques include understanding design from the class level through to software architectures, understanding how to express designs, understanding file I/O and databases, and understanding how to integrate applications with the web. Coding techniques include proper use of basic and advanced Java programming language, coding and programming styles. The software engineering concepts are reinforced with a substantial final project in order to allow students not only to practise with the software development process but also to learn how to work as a team and to present their final products. In addition, the students are required to produce technical documents of their systems that can be used for maintenance.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.