CSCI 8700: Software Specification and Design
|Meeting time:|| MW 7:00-8:15PM |
|Classroom:|| PKI 274 |
|Instructor:|| Dr. Harvey Siy |
|Office:|| PKI 281B |
|Phone:|| (402)554-2834 |
|Email:|| hsiy at unomaha dot edu |
|Office Hours:|| By appointment (call or email ahead)|
|URL:|| http://www.cs.unomaha.edu/~hsiy |
|Prerequisites:|| CSCI 4830/8836 (Introduction to Software Engineering)|
|Textbook:|| Software Requirements (3rd edition) by Wiegers and Beatty, 2013. Companion website|
|Textbook:|| Requirements Engineering by Kotonya and Sommerville, 1998. |
|Textbook:|| Requirements Engineering: Fundamentals, Principles and Techniques by Pohl, 2010. Companion website|
|Optional:|| Software Engineering (9th edition) by Ian Sommerville, Addison-Wesley, 2010.
link to 8th Edition|
|Optional:|| Object-Oriented Software Engineering (3rd edition) by Bruegge and Dutoit, Prentice Hall 2009. Companion website |
A continuation of the study of software engineering with an emphasis on early phases of software development, namely requirements engineering/specification and design. Fundamentals of quality software design. In-depth study of various software requirements specification and design techniques.
Students who complete this course will:
- be familiar with the notion of a socio-technical context upon which software systems are deployed,
- have knowledge of process, methods, tools used in requirements engineering,
- understand the importance of software architecture,
- be able to apply the lessons learned to real-world software projects.
- Socio-technical context
- Requirements engineering process
- Requirements modeling (informal and formal notations)
- Requirements validation
- Software architecture and design
- Advanced topics
The updated lecture slides will be posted on Blackboard under Course Materials.
|Midterm and Final Exams|| 40% |
|Project|| 20% |
|Research Paper|| 20% |
|Homeworks/Exercises:|| 20% |
- Midterm - March 11
- Final - May 4
Students will work in teams on a software engineering project.
Students are required to submit a 10-15 page, graduate-level research paper reviewing an area of requirements engineering research.
There will be several exercises which will put into practice the principles and techniques from the course lectures.
Policy on late homeworks
Late homeworks will get a 20% deduction per day, for each day past the due date.
For online submissions, we will follow the time stamp as reported by Blackboard. For example, if the due date is Aug, 24, a submission on Aug. 25 12:01am will get a 20% deduction.
Paper submissions must be handed directly to me on the day it is due.
Cheating will not be tolerated for project assignments, exams and other assignments. For formal policies about cheating and plagiarism, consult the UNO Student Policies and Department of Computer Science Policies and Procedures.