Software systems are typically built over a longer period of time with diverse teams (in terms of culture and skill sets), as well as with constantly changing requirements. This results in various challenges with respect to project management. Moreover, the wishes of a client are not always easy to translate to a set of functional requirements for a software system. In addition, various non-functional requirements, such as, performance, maintenance costs, and reliability of the software system, come into play once a system has been deployed.
In the course “Software Engineering,” we study techniques for managing software development processes and for engineering high-quality software systems. These skills are honed in a lab assignment, where teams of students are assigned to develop software in real-world projects for actual clients. In the lab, students learn to apply their knowledge, while contributing working software systems to clients, consisting of LIACS staff and other partners.
Development processes and methodology
Software project management
Requirement elicitation and analysis
System modeling using UML
Quality Assurance & Testing
Programming and algorithmic skills are required to participate in the course.
Managing the software development process using agile approaches
Learning the differences between various software development methodologies
Practical experience with project management and team-based software development
Eliciting requirements and modeling business processes
Modeling the design and architecture of software systems in UML
Applying version control, testing and quality metrics to software under development
Using software development tools (IDEs, version control, continuous integration, etc)
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Workshops on homework assignments
A lab assignment on a real-world software project
Due to the project-based nature of the course, presence during the first lecture and the evaluation meetings is mandatory. Evaluation meetings are planned during scheduled lecture times. The meeting schedule will be made available on Brightspace.
The final grade consists of the project grade, amended with bonus points for individual team members, based on their participation in the project.
The teacher will inform the students how the inspection of and follow-up discussion of the exams will take place.
Book: H. van Vliet, Software Engineering: Principles and Practice, ISBN: 9780470031469
Sheets and practice materials are made available on the course website
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