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.
One reference for Test-Driven Development (TDD) is the Wikipedia.
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.
Evaluation of design quality and the impact of design quality on software maintenance and incremental development. Improvement of design quality in existing code. Advanced topics in object-oriented design, including the reuse of successful designs via design patterns.
(This course replaces SSE 658 and SSE 659.)
This Online Learning course begins on January 11, 2016 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 29, 2016, in the Eastern time zone.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
Percent of Term Grade
|Direct Activity Report 1||
|Direct Activity Report 2||
|Direct Activity Report 3||
Credit will be given only for original work.
The Mercer University Student Handbook, including its provisions for academic honesty (including plagiarism), applies to all Mercer students.
Project reports are to be submitted complete, not as incremental partial submissions.
All course work time is categorized as either Direct or Non-Direct (but not both). More information about the Direct and Non-Direct categories is contained in the Direct and Non-Direct and Report Logs. Please read these pages very carefully.
Federal and regional accreditation requirements stipulate that a 3-credit hour course must include 150 minutes of direct instruction time per week. For this course, that direct instruction time includes"
In addition to the 150 minutes of direct instruction time each week, students are expected to spend a minimum of 300 additional minutes per week completing reading and writing assignments:
Use the Report Logs to help you to manage your time and keep on schedule. You should schedule your work evenly throughout the term. If you fall behind schedule for your Direct Activities, and you "catch up" by your last Direct Activity Report, your previous Direct Activity Report grades can be raised to reflect your success in meeting this requirement, provided that your previous Direct Activity Reports were submitted in a timely manner (no more than seven days after the assigned due date). Direct Activity Reports not submitted in a timely manner will receive a grade of 0 (zero) unless the professor has approved an extension in advance. The final Direct Activity report must be received by the assigned schedule date to be considered.
The Non-Direct Activity reports do not receive a separate grade, but are used to help in evaluating your project reports.
More information about project grading is contained in the General Project Rubric .
All Direct Activity Reports include a Direct Activity Log, and may include additional supporting material at your discretion.
All Project Reports include a Non-Direct Activity Log, in addition to your work on the project.
There will be changes to this syllabus, so check back frequently, and don't forget to hit "Reload" or "Refresh".
|January 11, 2016||April 29, 2016||Course in Progress|
|January 11, 2016||February 8, 2016||Work on Project 1|
|February 8, 2016||
Direct Activity Report 1 due
Project 1 due
|February 9, 2016||March 14||
Study the Introduction through Ch. 12 of Fowler.
Work on Project 2.
|March 14, 2016||Project 2 due|
|March 15, 2016||April 4, 2016||
Study the Introduction through Chapter 5 in the Design Patterns textbook.
Work on Project 3.
|April 4, 2016||
Direct Activity Report 2 due
Project 3 due
|April 5, 2016||April 29, 2016||
Study the Chapters 6 - 10 in the Design Patterns textbook.
Work on Project 4.
|April 29, 2016||Direct Activity Report 3 due.|
|April 29, 2016||Project 4 due.|
|April 29, 2016||Course ends. Firm date.|
Notes: The course begins at midnight (12:00 am) on the first day of class (see schedule above), and ends at 11:59:59 pm on the last day of class. Assignments are due at any time during the day specified on the schedule, that is, before 11:59:59 pm on that day. All times are Macon, Georgia (Eastern time zone) times.