WIT Press


Tertiary Education For Software Engineers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940051

Volume

7

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

785 kb

Author(s)

N.V. Balasubramanian

Abstract

The paper outlines the author's experience over eight years starting from the time he led a team of academics to design the curriculum of a bachelors degree with a business oriented software engineering thrust, all the way through its validation, implementation, subsequent amendments, revalidation and professional accreditation. The importance of inter-personal skills is brought out as well as the manner in which curriculum design and assessment techniques promote such skills. In particular, attention is focused on industrial placement in the sandwich degree with its tremendous potential for nurturing students' teamwork and presentation skills. 1. Introduction Hongkong, as with industrialised countries, has traditionally relied on vendor oriented training for its programming community; these 'professionals' had little formal education in computing; in time these progra

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