Training The Next Generation Of Software Engineers: Is Software Quality Being Taught In British Degrees?
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B.F. Jones & C.J. Burgess
Training the next generation of software engineers: is software quality being taught in British degrees? B.F. Jones" & C.J. Burgess^ "Department of Computer Studies, University of ^Department of Computer Science, University of ABSTRACT The issues of software quality control and assurance are of vital importance for any software producer, particularly in safety critical applications, where faults may result in injury or even death. Thus how software engineering is taught in our Universities is of vital importance. Using their combined experience gained from teaching on several different Degree courses at both an older and a newer University, the authors have identified a number of relevant educational issues, some of which are more explicit in syllabi than others. Technical topics which relate to quality assurance often appear explicitly, for example, using a particular software design methodology, systematic testing, peer reviews etc. But, in addi- ti