SE2811 -- Software Component Design

This course deals with the design and implementation of software subsystems. The concept of design patterns is introduced and common patterns are applied to the development of software components. Laboratory projects provide an opportunity for teams of students to implement components and to integrate them into complete systems. (prereq: SE-2030, SE-280) (3-2-4)

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • understand and apply object-oriented design patterns
  • understand the use of UML in the design process
  • be able to design and implement small software components and systems
  • be able to use computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools in the design process
  • be able to work effectively as a member of a small team
  • be able to do independent research on software design
  • be able to document software design concepts in a written report
  • be able to communicate software design concepts in a brief oral presentation

The above course description and goals were taken from the official course description.

General Course Policies

Please review the general course policies webpage.

Textbook

Head First Design Patterns, by Eric and Elisabeth Freeman, O'Reilly Media, 2004.

Quizzes

Quizzes will be given nearly every week at the beginning of lab. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No make-up quizzes (even with a valid excuse) will be given.

Laboratory

Unless stated otherwise, all laboratory assignments will be completed individually. All Lab assignments are worth 100 points per week (i.e., a two week lab assignment is worth 200 points). Each student must create an account using your MSOE login name as your login at XP-Dev.com. It will be used to store your SVN repositories for the laboratory submissions.

Team Project

The class will be split into three teams. Each team will be assigned a pattern. The team is responsible for researching the pattern, writing a two - four page report describing the pattern and presenting a 50 minute lecture teaching the pattern to the rest of the class.

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Please send me a calendar invite in Outlook if you would like to meet during my office hours. We can meet via a Teams Meeting.

Grading

Lab projects: 30%
Quizzes: 15%
Team project: 15%
Midterm exam: 20%
Final exam: 20%
Total: 100%
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