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Syllabus for SSE 657

Object-Oriented Project Methods

Early version; changes are very likely.

Fall Semester 2010 (10F)



Instructor: Dr. Paul E. MacNeil

Office:       Suite 223a, School of Engineering

Phone:       478-301-2185


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Catalog Description (Course Purpose):

Covers the software development life cycle. General object oriented analysis techniques (OOA) for software and system specifications are presented and applied to develop application domain models and requirements specifications. Techniques for transforming the requirements specifications into designs are presented and applied to develop language independent object oriented designs (OOD). A modern specification language such as UML will beused. Iterative and incremental software processes.

This course begins on August 24, 2010.

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Course Objectives:

Breadth and Depth in Defining, Analyzing, and Solving Complex Problems:

Communicate Technical Aspects of the Solution for Complex Software Engineering Problems to a Technical Audience:

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SSE 550.

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Percent of Term Grade
Project 1 (solo)
Project 2 (solo)
Project 3 (team)
Listserv contributions

More information about grading is contained in the General Project Rubric .

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Additional Information:

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Changes to this Syllabus:

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Schedule of Events and Assignments:

Start Date
End Date
August 24 , 2010 December 13, 2010 Course in Progress
August 23, 2010 September 27, 2010 Work on Project 1

September 27, 2010 Project 1 due.

November 11, 2010 Project 2 due.

December 13, 2010 Project 3 due.
  December 13, 2010 Course ends. Firm date.




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Important Additional Information:

"Students requiring accommodations for a disability should inform the instructor at the close of the first class meeting or as soon as possible. The instructor will refer you to the Disability Support Services Coordinator to document your disability, determine eligibility for accommodations under the ADAAA/Section 504 and to request a Faculty Accommodation Form. Disability accommodations or status will not be indicated on academic transcripts. In order to receive accommodations in a class, students with sensory, learning, psychological, physical or medical disabilities must provide their instructor with a Faculty Accommodation Form to sign. Students must return the signed form to the Disability Services Coordinator. A new form must be requested each semester. Students with a history of a disability, perceived as having a disability or with a current disability who do not wish to use academic accommodations are also strongly encouraged to register with the Disability Services Coordinator and request a Faculty Accommodation Form each semester. For further information, please contact Carole Burrowbridge, Disability Services Coordinator, at 301-2778 or visit the Disability Support Services website at" * (10/09)

Accreditation: Mercer University is accredited by SACS.