Planning for software engineering education within a computer science framework at Marshall University

  • James W. Hooper
Session 8: Integrating Software Engineering with Computer Science
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 640)


This paper presents an overview of the planning process undertaken at Marshall University, to update and strengthen the undergraduate computer science program, and to introduce a strong emphasis in software engineering. An Advisory Panel of senior computing managers from the region was formed, and has provided valuable input to the “requirements determination” phase of the planning process. Based on the Panel's input, and guided by current curriculum design recommendations and accreditation standards, the computer science faculty—with the participation of other colleagues—has undertaken a total revision of the curriculum, addressing other issues as well, such as laboratories and staffing. Summaries are provided of the Panel's input, and of the current draft status of the evolving curriculum.


Software Engineering Advisory Panel Curriculum Emphasis Requirement Determination Computer Science Program 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Hooper
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  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information SciencesMarshall UniversityHuntington

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