Pace Graduate Center, White Plains, Room 433

**Instructor:** Dr. Charles C. Tappert

**Email:** ctappert@pace.edu

**Office Hours:** Thursday 4-6PM or by appointment

**Textbooks:
(Can be ordered from MBSbooks)**

*Software Engineering*, Pressman, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill (2001), ISBN 0073655783

*The Mythical Man Month*, Fred Brooks, Addison Wesley (1995), ISBN 0-201835959

*Fundamentals of Project Management*, Lewis, Am. Mgt. Assoc. (1997), ISBN 0814478352

**Additional recommended but not required texts: **

*The Elements of Java Style*, Vermeulen, Cambridge U. Press (2000) ISBN 0521777682

*The CRC Card Book*, Bellin and Simone, Addison-Wesley (1997) ISBN 0201895358

*UML Distilled*, Fowler, Addison-Wesley (2000) ISBN 020165783X

**Course Description:**

This is the first semester of a two-semester course on software engineering.
Student teams are required to complete a project each semester.
Calculators are recommended (one that does base conversions
and x to the power y, cf. Casio fx 115W Plus ~$18).

**Team Project: a team consists of 3-4 people**

- The implementation language is Java
- The requirements come from me (I am your user)
- Teams choose an Architect-Designer, an Implementer, a Quality Officer, and a team Coordinator-Liaison
- Once the project is underway, teams should meet once a week in addition to work time

**Grade Evaluation (1000 points = 100%):**

- 15% (150 points): Quizzes (plus 10 points for extra quiz)
- 15% (150 points): Midterm Exam
- 30% (300 points): Final Exam
- 35% (350 points): Project
- 5% ( 50 points): Instructor provided grade for class participation, positive influence, etc.

Grade |
Assigned Score |
Definition |

A 93-100% | 930 or more points | Dominates the Material |

A- 90-93% | 900-929 points | Masters the Material |

B+ 87-90% | 870-899 points | Good Understanding with Flashes of Stellar Work |

B 83-87% | 830-869 points | Good Understanding |

B- 80-83% | 800-829 points | Aptitude for the Subject |

C+ 77-80% | 770-799 points | Fair Understanding with Flashes of Good Work |

C 73-77% | 730-769 points | Fair Understanding |

C- 70-73% | 700-729 points | Minimal Understanding |

Incomplete/Failure Less than 70% |
Below 700 points | - |