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Software Engineering Course Description

CSI 3371 Software Engineering I

Prerequisite(s): CSI 3334

Modeling, Design, and Testing. An introduction to object-oriented software development process and design. Topics include: iterative development, interpretation of requirements and use case documents into code; application of design notation in UML; and use of commonly-used design patterns. Introduction to second object-oriented programming language. Laboratory experiments and examples will be used to illustrate and reinforce concepts taught in the lectures.


CSI 3372 Software Engineering II

Prerequisite(s): CSI 3471

Analysis, Design, Project Management. Applying a development design process to produce high quality software. Topics include: identifying user requirements; performing problem analysis to produce process oriented documentation; using UML notation to create design models and diagrams; investigating and applying design patterns, project management; configuration management. Completing software projects applying development processes using an object-oriented language.


CSI 3373 Software Quality Assurance and Testing

Prerequisite(s): CSI 3372 or concurrent enrollment

Quality, how to assure it and how to verify that it exists; the need for a culture of quality; how to avoid errors; inspections and reviews; verification versus validation; testing verification and validation techniques; process assurance and product assurance; quality process standards; faults; problem analysis and reporting; statistical approaches to quality control.


CSI 3374 Software Project Management

Prerequisite(s): CSI 3372 or concurrent enrollment

Project planning, cost estimation and scheduling; project management tools; factors influencing productivity and success; productivity metrics; analysis of options and risks; planning for change; management of expectations; release and configuration management; software process standards and process implementation; software contracts and intellectual property.


CSI 43C9 Capstone Design Project

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and CSI 3335, 3372, 4321, and 4337.

A semester-long project course in which students will create a computing system. The project requires applying information technology according to established design management practices, including technical presentations (oral and written) by all students.

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