Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2018


COMP 539 001 (CRN: 22513)


Department: Computer Science
Wong, Stephen B.
Joyner, Mack
Meeting: 3:00PM - 3:50PM MWF DCH 1070 (8-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 4
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Prerequisites: COMP 404 OR COMP 504
Section Max Enrollment: 39
Section Enrolled: 5
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 39
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 21
Enrollment data as of: 8-AUG-2022 10:35AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM T DCH 1070
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. Cross-list: COMP 410. Recommended Prerequisite(s): COMP 505 Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for COMP 539 if student has credit for COMP 410.