Software Engineering Education and Training, Conference on (2011)
Honolulu, HI USA
May 22, 2011 to May 24, 2011
Supannika Koolmanojwong , Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE), University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 90089-0781, USA
Barry Boehm , Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE), University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 90089-0781, USA
Our two-semester USC core software engineering project course CS577ab devotes its first semester to having students learn and do systems engineering on a real-client project. This requires a good deal of just-in-time lectures, tutorials, and homework to prepare the students, and feedback in terms of mentoring, artifact grading, and live milestone reviews to help them succeed. This paper provides some initial motivation and context; discusses our approach to introduce systems engineering into software engineering relative to that in the GSwE 2009 curriculum guidelines, SEBOK draft 2010, and SWEBOK 2004; describes the course practices during the systems engineering and software engineering semesters; and summarizes the project results and conclusions.
B. Boehm and S. Koolmanojwong, "Educating software engineers to become systems engineers," 2011 24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)(CSEET), Honolulu, HI, 2011, pp. 209-218.