Software Engineering: A new Member in the Engineering Education Familiy

Heinz Dobler, Franz Lichtenberger

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Recognizing the increasing importance of software engineering activities (especially in the form of programming tasks) in all kinds of industry projects, we first compare the discipline of software engineering to more traditional engineering disciplines. We then argue that general computer science studies do not guarantee to deliver the special skills software engineers need today. Therefore specific software engineering curricula are necessary. As an example, we present some aspects of the curriculum of the software engineering study at the Polytechnic University of Upper Austria and propose an integration of some of these aspects in other engineering studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Engineering Education Symposium
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventEngineering Education Symposium - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 20 Sept 199924 Sept 1999


ConferenceEngineering Education Symposium


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