Luca Dan Serbanati
     Software Methodologies
     Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages.
     Master Program in Software Engineering
     English Stream. First year. Spring semester
     Laboratory: Drd.Eng. Iuliana Marin   -->
Email:    URL: Personal website
General Information:
Course syllabus

Course: 2h/week
Lab/project work: 1h/week = 2h/2weeks
Credit points: 5

Laboratory and Project:
Andrei Mihai Moisei

"Formal Models in Software Engineering", "Programming Paradigms" and "Principles of Software Engineering" courses

Grading and workload
Our grade in the course will be earned / calculated as follows:
- Homework and frequency(c/l/p) 20%+10%
- Project 20%
- Final exam 50%
Homeworks will be given roughly every week or two, and will each consist of a small number of problems. For the final project, you can pick any topic you want for further study. Your project has to involve implementing an application with the methods presented at the course. In all cases, the end product will be a written report and a software delivery. Grades may also be adjusted upward slightly based on regular, positive contributions to class discussions.
Project Policy.
1.The projects cover the whole life cycle of software products development: analysis, design, and coding. The result of the project is a real software product.
2.The course lectures and homeworks provide necessary guidance for project realization.
2.Project submissions must not include external materials (e.g., web downloads).
3. The project must be turned in on the due date. Late projects are not accepted for any reason and will receive a zero mark.
4.The project is an individual research work.
5. The projects will require substantial time commitment. We strongly recommend that students begin working on assignments early.
5. Admission to final examination for only projects that are evaluated with at least 5 .

Guidelines to Projects
1. At the beginning of the semester a list of project topics is made available at the web. Each student reports his/her preferred choice for a topic and the list of their submissions will be published in early March.
2. Throughout the semester, students will be responsible for development of a project.
3. The project report is submitted in May. On the profs' request the student may rewrite the report in late May.
4. In the last two weeks of the semester the students are to give a 15 minutes presentation of the project. The presentation is a separate requirement for passing the exam in this subject and part of the grading of the project work.
We expect that effort spent will help the student to gain a thorough understanding of software project development.

Examination Policy
The comprehensive exam consists of a written answer to a quiz and a closed-book, two hours test consisting in analysis, design and implementation of a small application.

Lecture notes: not available


The Software Process
1. R.S.Pressman, Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach, 6/e, McGraw-Hill, 2004.
2. L.D.Serbanati, Integrating Tools for Software Development, Yourdon Press Computing Series, Prentice Hall, 1992.

Object Oriented Methodologies
3. M. Fowler, UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language, 3/e, Addison-Wesley, 2003.
4. C. Larman, Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development, 3/e, Prentice Hall, 2004.

Very important!!!
How working at homework and project packages
All students are warmly invited to attend the course lectures and read the lecture notes because working homework assignments requires knowledge only covered by the course. The lab will never replace the course lectures or resume the knowledge transmitted during the course lectures. It is used to:
-verify current homework solving,
-correct errors or defaults in homeworks, and propose alternative or better ways to solve the problem,
-verify and evaluate studentsí knowledge of specific facts or concepts with focused questions, and
-validate delivery of current workpackage of the assigned project.
Schedule of Laboratory Topics and Homework
The lab assignments will require knowledge of materials covered by the course lectures and will follow the phased development of a case study project. Here is the case study project description.
A link to the homework assignment and the corresponding topic will be released for each 4 hour-laboratory session.
Lab.# Week
Homework Link & Topic
Mini-Project Work
List of project topics
Mini-Project Name

Mini-Project Schedule
Work Package

Lecture Schedule
Date/Time Lesson Topic/Room 

Exam Date Time/Room
Mon,4 Sept.

Project Defence
The students may access final examination only if they took a grade of at least 5 at the project defence.
Fri,8 Sept.

Project Defence
The students may access final examination only if they took a grade of at least 5 at the project defence.
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