An evolution of a software engineering curriculum
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Many software engineering master's programs, particularly in the U.S., are based on the SEI curriculum archetype published in 1987. This paper describes how one such program at the University of Houston — Clear Lake is being modified to accomodate developments in software engineering practice and to better meet the needs of a particular local constituency. Highlights of the revised program include a new 5-course core curriculum, four concentration areas and a two-semester capstone experience enabling students to apply their knowledge to real-world projects. The new curriculum is designed to provide an optimum balance between the needs of students, the requirements of industry and the integration of new technology.
KeywordsSoftware Engineering Software Engineer Concentration Area Core Curriculum Software Reuse
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