CS/IT Department, College of Science and Technology
Instructor: Ghassan Alkadi, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Office Location: Fayard Hall 327 D
Telephone: Office: (985) 549-5099
Dept.: (985) 549-2189
Office Hours: TTH 12:30 – 3:30, W 12:00 – 4:00
Course Number: CMPS285 01-1776
Course Name: Software Engineering I
Course Location: Fayard Hall 215
Class Times: TTH 3:30 – 4:45
Prerequisites: CMPS 280 or permission of the Department Head
Introduction of the methods used for specifying, designing, implementing, and testing medium and large scale software systems; methods for organizing and managing software development projects; professionalism and ethical responsibilities in software development.
Human performance models; accommodating human diversity
Measured by tests.
Principles of good design and good designers; engineering tradeoffs; introduction to usability testing
Measured by tests.
Software processes: Software life-cycle and process models; process assessment models; software process metrics
Measured by developing the software.
Software requirements and specifications: Requirements elicitation; requirements analysis modeling techniques; functional and nonfunctional requirements; prototyping; basic concepts of formal specification techniques
Measured by developing the software.
Software design: Fundamental design concepts and principles; design patterns; software architecture; structured design; object-oriented analysis and design; component-level design; design for reuse
Measured by designing the software.
Software validation: Validation planning; testing fundamentals, including test plan creation and test case generation; black-box and white-box testing techniques; unit integration, validation, and system testing; object-oriented testing; inspections
Students learn how to relate and manage project information and tasks in a professional manner.
An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
Students learn how to communicate with the customer at his/her level as well as fellow computer scientists. Measured by prototype and final presentations of the projects.
An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
Students learn how Process Models and Project Management tools and techniques that can be used to manage large projects. Measured by their final product.
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Personal Website < http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/galkadi/galkadi.htm>
Required Course Text
Software Engineering, 9th Edition, by Ian Sommerville, Publisher: Addison-Wesley, Copyright: 2011, ISBN-10: 0137035152
90% & above
80% – 89%
70% – 79%
60% - 69%
59% and below
Incomplete; given only when a student is unable to complete a segment of the course because of circumstances beyond the student’s control. A grade of incomplete may be given only when approved in writing by the department chair or school dean.
The instructor reserves the right to make any changes deemed appropriate.
Late programs or homework assignments will not be accepted without a valid excuse.
Students must use the e-mail accounts provided by the university in order to communicate with the instructor outside class and access the PCs in the labs.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is properly registered to receive credit for the course.
It is University Policy that the class room is not a place for children, and that students are not to bring their family members for day care or babysitting.
All team members must contribute in developing the software “Writing Code.” If a team member doesn’t contribute in developing the software, he/she will fail the project.
Students are required to practice source control when developing their software. http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ is an Open Source Software Engineering Tool that may be used for this purpose.
Cell phones, Blackberries, iPods, iPhones, Tablet PCs, or any other electronic devices are not to be used in the classroom.
Information exchanges on these devices during exams are prohibited and violate the Academic Integrity Code.
Instructor’s expectations regarding the detection of plagiarism through use of Turnitin.com:
“Students agree by taking this course that all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Turnitin.com website.”
“Free discussion, inquiry, and expression is encouraged in this class. Classroom behavior that interferes with either (a) the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or (b) the ability of students to benefit from the instruction is not acceptable. Examples may include routinely entering class late or departing early; use of beepers, cellular telephones, or other electronic devices; repeatedly talking in class without being recognized; talking while others are speaking; or arguing in a way that is perceived as “crossing the civility line.” In the event of a situation where a student legitimately needs to carry a beeper/cellular telephone to class, prior notice and approval of the instructor is required.” Classroom behavior which is deemed inappropriate and cannot be resolved by the student and the faculty member may be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs for administrative or disciplinary review as per the Code of Student Conduct which may be found at http://www.selu.edu/admin/stu_affairs/handbook/
Academic regulations and procedures are governed by University policy. Academic dishonesty cases will be handled in accordance the University's policies.
If you are a qualified student with disability seeking accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act, you are required to self-identify with the Office of Disability Services, Room 203, Student Union. No accommodations will be granted without documentation from the Office of Disability Services.
“Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. Behavior that violates these standards is not acceptable. Examples are the use of unauthorized material, communication with fellow students during an examination, attempting to benefit from the work of another student and similar behavior that defeats the intent of an examination or other class work. Cheating on examinations, plagiarism, improper acknowledgment of sources in essays and the use of a single essay or paper in more than one course without permission are considered very serious offenses and shall be grounds for disciplinary action as outlined in the current General Catalogue.”