Agile Engineering module (AC51004)

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Module code


Semester: 2


The Module Co-Ordinator is Professor Chris Reed

If you want to talk about an aspect of the module or your work on it, please make an appointment to see the lecturer.

If you use email, please include "AC51004 " in the heading.

About the Module

The course aims to give you an appreciation of agile methods in software engineering by contrasting these with more traditional methodologies. You will implement a significant software development project following the principles of Agile Software Engineering.

Credit Rating

There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.

Module Timetable

Week Subject
1 Agile methods overview
2 User stories, backlogs and acceptance tests
3 Test-driven development, refactoring and pair programming
4 Test-driven development, refactoring and version control
5 Sprint 1
6 Sprint 1
7 Sprint 1 review and retrospective
8 Sprint 2
9 Sprint 2
10 Ethics, legal and professional issues, technical documentation
11 Review and retrospective
12 Revision

Assessment and Coursework

Coursework counts for 40% of the final module mark.
The final degree exam counts for 60% of the final module mark.


Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignments, so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.

Title Week Given Week Due Effort Expected (hours) Value (%)
Sprint 1 4 6 30 20
Sprint 2 7 9 25 15
Kanban report 7 9 5 5


All course material is available on My Dundee. This includes copies of lecture materials, practical exercises, and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed from My Dundee and provides recommended materials for completing the module.