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Education and Training in Software Engineering

  1. Donald J. Bagert

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse934

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Bagert, D. J. 2008. Education and Training in Software Engineering. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .

Author Information

  1. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

Abstract

Although the term “software engineering” has been used widely since the late 1960s, the question of whether to treat it as a distinct academic discipline has only been addressed during the past 10 years. The fact that a steadily increasing number of software engineering degree programs in colleges and universities exist througnout the world indicates a greater acceptance of software engineering as a separate discipline of study.

This article contains a history of software engineering in academia, the role of accreditation in various countries, various curriculum models that have been proposed, the gap between academic education and professional knowledge required, an overview of software engineering training issues and certificate programs, university /industry collaborations in software engineering education, distance learning and web-based education in software engineering, the role of professional issues in software engineering education, and information on software engineering education conferences and publications.

Keywords:

  • software engineering education;
  • software engineering curricula;
  • software engineering training