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Curriculum Issues in Industry Oriented Software Engineering Education

Curriculum Issues in Industry Oriented Software Engineering Education
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Copyright: 2011
Pages: 13
Source title: Software Industry-Oriented Education Practices and Curriculum Development: Experiences and Lessons
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Matthew Hussey (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), Bing Wu (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland) and Xiaofei Xu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-797-5.ch010

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Abstract

Software engineering education has been emerging as an independent and mature discipline. Accordingly, various studies are being done to provide guidelines for the software engineering education curriculum design. This chapter summarizes the case for the need for software industry related courses and discusses the significance of industry oriented software engineering education to meet the educational objectives of all stakeholders. Software industry oriented curricula for the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are discussed. An industry oriented postgraduate level (Master’s degree level) software engineering course is also proposed which includes foundational and applied courses to provide effective training to future software engineers. This will lead to the enhancement of their employment prospects in industrial and allied sectors.

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