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Summer 2011

: Software Engineering (4 credit hours) : Dr. Marenglen Biba
: Faculty building 1st floor
: Wednesday 10-14 or by appointment : 42273056 / ext. 112


Course Location and Time

Independent study, Wednesday 10-14.

Catalog Description

To enable students to explore software engineering topics and expose them to recent developments in software development processes. It will also provide a solid foundation for IT professionals/ academics interested in the theory and practice of software development methodologies based on the use of software process models.

Course Objective

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand software design patterns and apply them.
  • Understand rationale, configuration and build management
  • Understand project management
  • Understand unified process, extreme programming and scrum
  • Understand security engineering and service-oriented architectures

    Course Prerequisites

    System Analysis and Design

Required Readings

Object-Oriented Software Engineering Using UML, Patterns, and Java, 3/E. B. Bruegge A. H. Dutoit, Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN-10: 0136061257. (required).

Software Engineering. 8th Edition. I. Sommerville. Addison Wesley, 2006. (required) Course Contents

Introduction to software design patterns Rationale Management
Configuration Management
Build Management

Project Management Software Lifecycle Unified Process Extreme Programming Scrum

Security Engineering Service-oriented software engineering

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Course Requirements

Students are required to attend lectures and labs. Lecture handouts and lab notes will be available before commencement of the class. Students are expected to participate in class discussions. In the event of illness or emergency, contact your instructor IN ADVANCE to determine whether special arrangements are possible.

Participation: Participation extends beyond mere attendance. You may miss up to two classes without penalty. Each absence beyond the first two will cost you points off of your participation grade. The only exceptions to this rule are severe illness (doctor’s note required) and UNYT approved trips/activities. Appropriate documentation for absences beyond the first two is necessary and is to be provided on the class day directly before or after the one you miss. Students are expected to collect materials from the online course page, their classmates or see the instructor during consultation hours.

Exams: Two examinations will be taken one midterm and one final. Test format may combine a mixture of Definitions, Blanks, and short answers, two or three Essay questions covering all readings, lecture, and hand-out and class discussion content. No Student may miss a scheduled exam without receiving permission before the

administration of the exam. Make-up exams might be significantly different from the regular tests, and will be administered at a time of instructor own convenience.

Reading assignments: You will be required to read all the handouts, slides, and other relevant materials. Each week, I will notify you in class what specific materials to read and/or assignments to prepare for the week. The reading assignments are selected to give you adequate understanding of the course material.

Project: I will announce projects usually based on the chapters/materials covered in class. Due dates will be specified accordingly. Projects must be submitted as specified to be considered on-time. Late assignments are accepted with the following penalties: -2 if submitted the next day it is due, and -1 for each day late after that. I will accept e-mail submissions.

Make-up policy Midterm/Final exam: Only students who miss an exam for university- approved and verifiable reasons will be allowed to take a make-up exam. Even then, except in the most extreme circumstances, no student may miss a scheduled exam without receiving permission before the administration of the exam. Make-up exams might be significantly different in format from the regular tests, and will be administered at a time of my own convenience.

Cheating policy: Cheating policy: Exams, assignments, projects and quizzes are subject to the STUDENT HONOUR CODE. The University’s rules on academic dishonesty (e.g. cheating, plagiarism, submitting false information) will be strictly enforced. Please familiarize yourself with the STUDENT HONOUR CODE, or ask me for clarification.

Grading Policy

Grading Scale (Standard UNYT grading scale)





Letter Grade

Percent (%)

Generally Accepted Meaning



Outstanding work





Good work, distinctly above average







Acceptable work







Work that is significantly below average







Work that does not meet minimum standards for passing the course

Technology Expectations

  1. Internet use is necessary since students should regularly check the course home page.
  2. Continued and regular use of e-mail is expected
  3. Students must keep copies of all assignments and projects sent by e-mail.

June 24th 2011 by Dr. Marenglen Biba