Syllabus for SSE 661

Software Architecture

Spring Semester 2020

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January 6 - April 28, 2020



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You will need a suitable computer. The University's Computer Recommendations are appropriate for this course for Windows and OS X. If you use the Linux operating system this course, the recommendations for Windows computers will also be suitable for Linux.

Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.

Please see the Mercer's Distance Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.

Course Description

A course in software architectural design. All students will begin with a common core of software architectures and criteria for selecting them. Impact of software architectural choices on: availability, modifiability, performance, security, testability, and usability. Students will then explore architectures selected from among the many available.

This Online Learning course begins on January 6, 2020 at 12:00 am Eastern time. All assignments are due by the end (11:59:59 pm) of the specified calendar day in the Eastern time zone. This course ends at 11:59:59 pm on April 28, 2020, in the Eastern time zone.

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Course Objectives

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

Communicate Technical Aspects regarding the selection of appropriate software architectures to a Technical Audience:

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Prerequisite(s)

SSE 550 Object-Oriented Design I

This prerequisite provides one graduate-level 3 semester hour course in C++ or Java or C#.

Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student abilities and aptitudes.

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Class Location

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Grading

Item
Percent of Term Grade
Project 1
25
Project 2
25
Project 3
25
Project 4
25

Credit will be given only for original work.

The Office of the Provost's "Academic Integrity page includes a link to the Graduate Honor Code, which covers issues such as plagiarism. Please take a good, careful look at the Graduate Honor Code. Plagiarism is not acceptable in this, or any, course.

Project reports are to be submitted complete, not as incremental partial submissions.

Instruction Time

All deliverables are due on their assigned dates .

Manage your time and keep on schedule. You should schedule your work evenly throughout the term.

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

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    Assignments

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    Additional Information

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    Changes to this Syllabus:

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    Schedule of Assignments and Events (tentative)

    Start Date
    End Date
    Activity/Event
    January 6, 2020 April 28, 2020 Course in Progress

    January 6, 2020 Login in to the course on Canvas.
    January 6, 2020 February 3, 2020 Work on Project 1

    February 3, 2020 Project 1 due

    March 2, 2020 Project 2 due

    March 30, 2020 Project 3 due

    April 28, 2020

    Project 4 due

    Course ends

    Notes: The course begins at midnight (12:00 am) on the first day of class (see schedule above), and ends at 11:59:00 pm on the last day of class. Assignments are due at any time during the day specified on the schedule, that is, before 11:59:00 pm on that day. All times are Macon, Georgia (Eastern time zone) times.

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    Contact Information

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