Software Engineering: A new Member in the Engineering Education Familiy
H. Dobler, F. Lichtenberger - Software Engineering: A new Member in the Engineering Education Familiy - Proceedings of the 28th Engineering Education Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999, pp. 8
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.