Software Engineering

Course Number: 
CIS 4150
Computer (CIS)

This course is chiefly concerned with the application of engineering principles to the all-too-chaotic process of software development. The student will learn how the concepts of repeatability, modularity, traceability, maintainability, and reusability affect the architecture and design of software systems. The software life cycle and how it is supported by various methodologies will be explored, as well as the ramifications of differing team sizes to the selection of traditional versus agile methods. The student will be shown how documentation techniques, modeling languages, and CASE tools can be used to minimize miscommunications and ensure that the system desired is the system that is eventually built.


CIS 2025 or CIS 2262 or CIS 2271; junior standing