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IJSTR >> Volume 3- Issue 10, October 2014 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Assessment Of Course Contents Of Software Engineering Course (Undergraduate) At The Universities In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

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AUTHOR(S)

Dr. Raza Ur Rehman Qazi

 

KEYWORDS

Keywords: Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), Software Engineering Education Knowledge (SEEK), Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE-CS), Software Engineering, Computational thinking

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract: In this study an assessment has been made of the Software Engineering course being taught at the undergraduate level in the Universities at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The course being taught at the department of Computer science, college of computer and Information Sciences, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University has been selected as sample. For this study the software engineering course (CS290) offered at the department of computer science has been considered. For the course contents assessment the standard recommended by the software engineering body of knowledge (SWEBOK) has been used as a bench mark. As a result of this study some major gaps were found in the SWEBOK and the CS290 course. In some topics the gap is wider where the SWEBOK is proposing application level while the CS290 level is knowledge. Detailed are presented in analysis and result section. Based on the outcome of this study, recommendations have been made for improvement in the course contents to fill the gap.

 

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