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Software engineering in an undergraduate computer engineering program

  • Terry Shepard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 750)

Abstract

This paper describes one way to include software engineering in undergraduate computer engineering. A description of the context is given, to help readers relate it to their own situations. The need for software engineering in all branches of engineering is clear, but it is difficult to find space in undergraduate curricula. This is illustrated with reference to an electrical engineering curriculum. A set of six software engineering courses is described, as are three other courses that are relevant to students deciding on the software option. Some of the factors that led to the choices made are discussed. Three of the software courses are in the core of computer engineering, while three are taken only by students specializing in software.

Keywords

Software Engineering Schedulability Analysis Programmable Logic Array Digital Hardware Mentor Graphic 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry Shepard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringRoyal Military College of CanadaKingstonCanada

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