Software Engineering Education

1st Edition

Proceedings of the IFIP WG3.4/SEARCC (SRIG on Education and Training) Working Conference, Hong Kong, 28 September - 2 October, 1993



Software engineering education is an important, often controversial, issue in the education of Information Technology professionals. It is of concern at all levels of education, whether undergraduate, post-graduate or during the working life of professionals in the field. This publication gives perspectives from academic institutions, industry and education bodies from many different countries. Several papers provide actual curricula based on innovative ideas and modern programming paradigms. Various aspects of project work, as an important component of the educational process, are also covered and the uses of software tools in the software industry and education are discussed. The book provides a valuable source of information for all those interested and involved in software engineering education.

Table of Contents

Preface. List of Participants. Software Engineering Curricula. Approaches to Curricula Design. University curricula in software technology (D. Bjørner). Exploring the interaction between software and knowledge engineering using a computer game-playing lab (J. Nievergelt). Academic Curricula. The role of software engineering in a computer technology program (A. Goh, S.S. Erdogan). Putting software engineering education in its place (L.V. Green). The education of software engineers. Where are we now? (J. Whitworth). An innovative two-phase undergraduate program in software engineering education (S.C.H. Wong, E.C.M. Lam). Modern programming paradigms as the step towards a new technology (R.P. Knott, J. Polák). Software engineering teaching within business computing courses (J.B. Thompson). A conceptual framework for developing a software engineering education programme (C. Yau). Industry Curricula. Software engineering training in industry (H.N. Mahabala, A.S. Murty). Challenge to software hut education: the effectiveness of software engineering project education (S. Ostuki, S. Mitsumori, T. Kado). Professional updating in developing countries (D.J. Leigh). Implementation Aspects. Integrating use of VDM and Z (M.W. Au, C.H. Lee). Teaching software engineering for the development of Paraguay (G. Bellassai, L. Cernuzzi, F. Greselin). Quality control for information systems development (D. Ceddia). Statistical analysis of ITEE examination questions (F. Kamijo, Z. Yuchao, T. Aoki). The discipline of software engineering in information systems research and education (M.K.O. Lee). Issues and Approaches in Software Engineering. Software engineering research and practice - implications for education (G. Tate). Causal modelling in software engineering design (M. Purvis). Formal or informal, practical or impractical: towards integrating formal methods with informal practices in software engineering education (T.H. Tse). Geomatics:


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