June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Software Engineering Constituent Committee
23.1074.1 - 23.1074.10
Software and System Engineering Education: Commonalities and DifferencesWith the ever increasing complexity of engineered systems, and the increasing role of softwarein those systems, there is a need for educating and training qualified systems engineers to meetfuture demand. As the role of software increases in the overall operation and success of systemsit becomes necessary for the system engineers to understand and appreciate the softwareengineering methods and practices. The same is true for software engineers, where they need tounderstand the overall complexity of the system they deal with, and understand the systemsengineering methods and practices. Over the past five years, educators and professional softwareand systems engineers from around the world have been working on the development of twograduate reference curriculum called, Graduate Software Engineering Reference curriculum(GSWE 2009TM), and Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSETM),which is scheduled to be released by December 2012. These works have been supported bymany international organizations such as the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE SystemsCouncil, INCOSE, and ACM.This paper provides an overview of both GSWE and GRCSE document, and how it mightinfluence the quality and effectiveness of the development future Software Intensive Systems(SIS). In addition it will present some of the commonalities and differences between softwareengineering and system engineering graduate education. Finally, a discussion of challengesinvolved in graduating engineers, qualified for work on software intensive systems, is included.
Towhidnejad, M., & Hilburn, T. B., & Fairley, R. E. (2013, June), Software and System Engineering Education: Commonalities and Differences Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22459
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