Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

IEEE

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

1968

Comments

This conference paper was originally published as: Duley, R. , Maj, S. P., & Veal, D. R. (2001). Teamwork and trust: universities, industry and the professional software engineer. Proceedings of 14th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training. (pp. 153-161). Charlotte, USA. IEEE. Original article available here

Abstract

Universities are faced with the challenge of providing for the future professional software engineer (PSE) the same quality and intensity of educational experience they have traditionally provided in support of the other engineering disciplines. Computing curricula in Australia have tended to emphasize the scientific and computer engineering side, the hardware side, of computing but the advent of the PSE demands new approaches to curricular design involving new topics and a product-based, rather than theory-based, emphasis. Since the graduate PSE will tend to be industrially oriented, a large practical content will be desirable in the course. This, in turn, will nor only raise educational issues within academia but also challenge long-held industrial attitudes towards universities, their students and graduates. This paper discusses some of the difficulties industry and the universities face in meeting these challenges

DOI

10.1109/CSEE.2001.913837

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1109/CSEE.2001.913837