The software factory: Combining undergraduate computer science and software engineering education

J. D. Tvedt, R. Tesoriero, Kevin Gary

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Abstract

Industry often complains that current university curricula fail to address the practical issues of real software development. This paper outlines a proposal for an innovative core curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. The proposed core curriculum contains elements of traditional computer science programs combined with software engineering via a team-oriented, hands-on approach to large-scale software development. In addition to traditional lecture/project/exam courses, students are required to take an eight-semester sequence of "Software Factory" courses. Software Factory courses put the students' newly acquired skills to work in a real software organization staffed and managed by all students in the program. Students from all courses in the Software Factory sequence meet simultaneously to fulfill their roles in the software organization. We expect the students will be better-prepared software engineering practitioners after completing a curriculum that combines traditional courses with practical Software Factory experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
Pages633-642
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference ojn Software Engineering - Toronto, Ont, Canada
Duration: May 12 2001May 19 2001

Other

Other23rd International Conference ojn Software Engineering
CountryCanada
CityToronto, Ont
Period5/12/015/19/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Tvedt, J. D., Tesoriero, R., & Gary, K. (2001). The software factory: Combining undergraduate computer science and software engineering education. In Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering (pp. 633-642)