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Should Software Engineering Projects be the Backbone or the Tail of Computing Curricula?
Linköpings universitet, PELAB - Laboratoriet för programmeringsomgivningar.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8457-4105
2010 (English)In: Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), 2010, IEEE , 2010, 153-156 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Most computer science (CS) and software engineering (SE) curricula include some form of SE project with the aim of lowering the gap between CS and SE education and real-world demands in industry. In this paper we briefly discuss and explain our findings of software engineering projects taught at LiU in Sweden. These courses use what we call the ¿tail¿ approach, where student projects are performed at the end of a degree program. We then argue that there are several problems with this approach and sketch an idea where SE projects are an integrated part of a curriculum. Furthermore, pros and cons of this idea, which we call the SE project ¿backbone¿ approach, are discussed and analyzed.

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IEEE , 2010. 153-156 p.
, Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training. Proceedings, ISSN 1093-0175
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163761DOI: 10.1109/CSEET.2010.35ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77953806288ISBN: 978-1-4244-7052-5OAI: diva2:803883
23rd IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T 2010), 9-12 March 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Available from: 2013-05-29 Created: 2015-04-12 Last updated: 2015-04-14Bibliographically approved

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