Each workshop will include practical exercises to be completed either individually or in small groups; exercises for three workshops will be assessed (and are to be done individually).
The exercises should be fairly straightforward – it’s intended that they could be completed during the workshop itself on a single A4 sheet of paper, and handed in at the end.
However, since not all students can attend the workshop, a little extra time is permitted, and submission can be made via cssubmit.
Each assessed exercise will therefore be released shortly after the end of a Tuesday lecture, and be be due for submission either at the workshop, or via cssubmit, up until the workshop ends (11 a.m. Wed).
If submitted at the workshop, put answers on an A4 page; hand-written is fine, as long as I can read it.
If submitting via cssubmit, submit a 1-page A4 pdf file. (PDFs can be exported from MS Word and most other word processing software – if you don’t know how to do this, just Google “export ms word pdf”.) Additionally:
See also the tips for using cssubmit below.
We will spend time in the workshops in weeks 9-10 on project-related questions.
Make sure you submit in the correct format (specified for each assessment).
Make sure you have agreed to the submission conditions and confirmed this is original work
Print off the confirmation page as a record afterwards
The end result should look something like this (click for a larger image); make sure it says 1 file was submitted and validated successfully.
There will be a 2-hour exam in the June examination period.
The exam has 5 questions, each worth 10 marks for a total of 50 marks. So aim to tackle each question in 24 minutes.
Each question will present you with a software testing scenario and ask you to:
All answers must be thoroughly justified, any working/calculations should be shown, and any assumptions made should be clearly stated.
The 2020 exam is open book. Any hard-copy notes may be used, but not computers or mobile devices. Calculators are not required for the CITS5501 exam.
The CITS5501 exam will be conducted using Examplify – see the University’s Online Exams FAQ. The university will also schedule a mock exam, so you can ensure the software works, before the day of the exam.
If you do not have access to suitable hardware and software for running Examplify, note that you can request access to a loan device from the University: see the Exam FAQ entry here: https://www.web.uwa.edu.au/novel-coronavirus/online-exam-faq#2-03
Also, as per the exam information here, any student has the opportunity to opt out of using Examplify either before or after they test the program with a mock exam, should they have unresolved concerns about the software.
Selected copies of exams from previous years are available via the UWA Library – use OneSearch, and search for “CITS5501”. But note that the topics covered do vary somewhat from year to year.