Course Catalog - 2020-2021

     

COMP 539 - SOFTWARE ENGINEER METHODOLOGY

Long Title: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING METHODOLOGY
Department: Computer Science
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): COMP 404 OR COMP 504
Description: COMP 539 is a pure discovery-based learning course designed to give students real-life, hands-on training in a wide variety of software engineering issues that arise in creating large-scale, state-of-the-art software systems. The class forms a small software development "company" that works to deliver a product to a customer. The topics encountered include and are not limited to, dealing with new technologies (e.g. C#, .NET, distributed computing), advanced object-oriented programming and design, interacting with customers, problem specification and tasking, individual and group communications, human resource management, group leadership, testing, integration and documentation. Traditional development cycle methodologies will be compared to recent, "agile" techniques. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: COMP 410. Recommended Prerequisite(s): COMP 505 Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for COMP 539 if student has credit for COMP 410.
Course URL: http://www.bandgap.cs.rice.edu/classes/comp410