Instructor: Dr. Charles Tappert
Office hours by appointment: Thurs Room 416A before/after class or Goldstein Room 325 PLV
Computer support for classroom x4060 Webopedia
Software Engineering, 5th Edition, Pressman, McGraw-Hill (2001), ISBN 0073655783
The Object Primer, Scott Ambler, Cambridge (2001), ISBN 0521785197
UML Distilled, 2nd Edition, Fowler, Addison-Wesley (2000), ISBN 020165783x
Additional recommended but not required texts:
The CRC Card Book, Bellin and Simone, Addison-Wesley (1997) ISBN 0201895358
The Elements of Java Style, Vermeulen, Cambridge U. Press (2000) ISBN 0521777682
This is the second semester of a two-semester course on software engineering. The goals of the course are to understand what a Computer Information System (CIS) is, the importance of a systematic approach in CIS design, and how to develop a real-world CIS. This semester we will focus on the object-oriented methodologies for systems development and on reengineering the systems developed the first semester.
This course uses an extensive course Website to present the course information: course requirements and grading system, projects, current grades, syllabus, student and team information, and links to related websites, to papers in PDF, and to related conferences/exhibits.
A midterm exam on all course material up to the midterm.
A team project to design, build, and test a real-world computing system for a real client.
A team paper for publication on your real-world computing system.
A 20-30 minute team topic presentation:
|Graded Events: 1000 points total|
|Event||Points and Percent|
|Quizzes (10 * 20 points)||200 points = 20%|
|Midterm Exam||200 points = 20%|
|Team Project||350 points = 35%|
|Team Paper for Publication||150 points = 15%|
|Team Topic Presentation||100 points = 10%|
|Grade Scale: 1000 points = 100%|
|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|
Less than 80%
|Below 800 points||Weak for Graduate Work|
Incompletes: in order to be fair to those who complete the course in a timely manner, my policy is to reduce the grade of those students taking an incomplete by a letter grade.