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Advanced Software Engineering

Course Details

Course Number
5153
Section Number
5153
Semester
Spring 2018
Location
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
309
Days & Times

T R 9:30-10:50am

Professor
Dr. Catherine V. Stringfellow (view Profile)

Textbooks

Software Engineering: A Practiontiners Approach
7th Edition by Pressman
Course Objectives

A study of the process of creating large software systems.  Encompasses system design, development, maintainability, testing, and documentation.  Emphasis is on concepts and practices that reduce software cost and increase reliability and modifiability. 

The course will also focus on techniques for software engineering project management (or process control), especially project planning and tracking, requirements specification, software documents, object-oriented design, and testing. 

General Course Objectives: This course is a study of the following topics:  

  1. Formal project specifications;
  2. Project planning and management;
  3. Use of process models in software engineering;
  4. Issues in testing large software projects.
Course Expectations

 

Midterm                                                                

15%

Final                                                                      

20%

Assignments (Homework, Quizzes)   

5%

Paper and/or Presentation                                                 

15%

Team Project      

 (incl. intermediate reports/docs/presentations)                                           

45%

 

Grading Standards

Grading Scale is as follows:90-100% is an A, 80-89% is a B, 70-79% is a C, 60-69% is a D, and 0-59% is an F.
NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to abandon this grading scheme, if project work is not completed. If that happens, the final will probably be worth MUCH more!!!  

Final Exam 05/08/2018 8-10am
Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Assignments will be accepted up to one week late with 10% off, except for Team Project which must be turned in on time.

 

There are two exams. The only acceptable reason for missing an exam is with a valid university excuse (e.g., excuse from the doctor, death in the immediate family, etc.) A makeup exam will only be to those students who have a valid excuse. If you know ahead of time that you will miss an exam, please see me to take it early. 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Other Policies

Makeup Exams and Quizzes:  There is one midterm and one final exam.  The only acceptable reason for missing an exam is with a valid university excuse (e.g., excuse from the doctor, death in the immediate family, etc.)  A makeup exam will only be given to those students who have a valid excuse.  If you know ahead of time that you will miss an exam, please see me.

Software: As a CMPS student at MSU you can download certain Microsoft products for free via the DreamSpark web site. To receive authorization to downloads, YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS MUST BE IN WEBWORLD ASAP.  Please log-in and update your email NOW.  Then watch your email account (including the junk/spam folder) for an email with the account information (and keep the email for the remainder of the semester). 

Academic Dishonesty: It is dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one’s own, work or ideas which are not entirely one’s own. Academic dishonesty procedures and sanctions that may be imposed are spelled out in Section 4 of the Student Handbook.  Each student is responsible for understanding all the material in the Student Handbook, which may be obtained at https://mwsu.edu/Assets/documents/student-life/2013-14-Student-Handbook.pdf.

The Department of Computer Science had adopted the following policy related to cheating (academic misconduct).  The policy will be applied to all instances of cheating on assignments and exams as determined by the instructor of the course.  (See below for link to MSU definitions.)

·        1st instance of cheating in a course: The student will be assigned a non-replaceable grade of zero for the assignment, project or exam.  In addition, the student will receive a one letter grade reduction in course.

·        2nd instance of cheating in a course: The student will receive a grade of F in course & immediately be removed from course.

·        All instances of cheating will be reported to the Department Chair and, in the case of graduate students, to the Department Graduate Coordinator.

 

Policy on Testing Process: The Department of Computer Science has adopted the following policy related to testing.

·        All bags, purses, electronics (turned off), books, etc. will be placed in the front of the room during exams, or in an area designated by the instructor.

·        Unless otherwise announced by the instructor, nothing is allowed on the desk but pen/pencil/eraser and test papers.

·        A student who leaves the room during an exam must turn in the test and will not be allowed to return.

 

Policy on Concealed Handguns on Campus: Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at http://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies. If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Calendar Attachment

AcadCal-20180111-144344.pdf

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.