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Course Title
ICS 52
Introduction to Software Engineering
Winter 2012

André van der Hoek
Office: DBH 5228 (you may also find me in DBH 5038)
Phone: +1 949-824-6326

Teaching Assistant
Ankita Raturi

Fang Deng

Location: SSH 100
Lecture day and time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00-10:50
Discussion day and time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 17:00-17:50

Catalogue Description
52 Introduction to Software Engineering (6). Introduction to the concepts, methods, and current practice of software engineering. The study of large-scale software production; software life cycle models as an organizing structure; principles and techniques appropriate for each stage of production. Laboratory work involves a project illustrating these elements. Prerequisite: ICS 23 with a grade of C or better. Only one course from ICS 52, ICS 105, and Informatics 43 may be taken for credit.

Hans van Vliet, Software Engineering: Principles and Practice, Third Edition.

All students enrolled in the course will earn a letter grade based upon:

  • Project: 45%
    • Requirements: 10%
    • Design: 20%
    • Testing: 15%
  • Midterm: 20%
  • Final: 35%

Late Assignments
No late assignments will be accepted.

Academic Dishonesty
Failure to comply with the UC Irvine Academic Honesty will policy result in a final grade of F.

Course Mailing List
To send mail: 36630-W12@classes.uci.edu
To view the archive: https://eee.uci.edu/classmail//w12/36630/

Students with Disabilities
Any student who feels he or she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss his or her specific needs. Also contact the Disability Services Center at (949) 824-7494 as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

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Week Date Topic Slides Assignments
1 January 9 Defining software engineering Lecture 1
January 11 Defining software engineering Lecture 2 Read chapter 1 van Vliet
January 13 Life cycles Lecture 3 Read chapter 3 van Vliet
2 January 16 No lecture (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day)
January 18 No lecture (André in Zürich)
January 20 No lecture (André in Zürich)
3 January 23 Fundamental principles Lecture 4 Read chapters 6.2, 12.1.1, 12.1.2 van Vliet
January 25 Requirements engineering Lecture 5 Read chapter 9 van Vliet
January 27 Requirements engineering No slides Assignment 1 out
Discussion today
4 January 30 Architecture design Lecture 6 Read chapter 11 van Vliet
Discussion today
February 1 Architecture design No slides Discussion today
February 3 Architecture design No slides Discussion today
5 February 6 Architecture design No slides Assignment 1 due
Assignment 2 out
February 8 Architecture design Lecture 7
February 10 Architecture design No slides
6 February 13 Module design No slides Assignment 2 - architecture due
February 15 Module design No slides
February 17 Midterm  
7 February 20 No lecture (President's Day)
February 22 Module design Lecture 8
February 24 Module design No slides
8 February 27 Implementation Lecture 9

Assignment 2 - design due
Assignment 3 out

February 29 Testing Lecture 10
March 2 No lecture (André grant meeting)
9 March 5 Testing Lecture 11 Read chapter 13 van Vliet
Assignment 3 out
March 7 Testing No slides  
March 9 No lecture  
10 March 12 What's next No slides
March 14 Review No slides
March 16 No lecture (except for handing in assignment)   Assignment 3 due
Finals week March 19, 10:30 - 12:30 Final
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