The Challenges of Software Engineering Education

  • Carlo Ghezzi
  • Dino Mandrioli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4309)


We discuss the technical skills that a software engineer should possess. We take the viewpoint of a school of engineering and put the software engineer’s education in the wider context of engineering education. We stress both the common aspects that crosscut all engineering fields and the specific issues that pertain to software engineering. We believe that even in a continuously evolving field like software, education should provide strong and stable foundations based on mathematics and science, emphasize the engineering principles, and recognize the stable and long-lasting design concepts. Even though the more mundane technological solutions cannot be ignored, the students should be equipped with skills that allow them to understand and master the evolution of technology.

Categories and Subject Descriptors

K.3.2 [Computer and Information Science Education]


Engineering software engineering education models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Ghezzi
    • 1
  • Dino Mandrioli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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