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) (3-2-4)

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • apply object-oriented design patterns in software application-specific contexts
  • determine the appropriate design pattern to apply in a specific context
  • design and implement small software components and systems
  • apply UML class and sequence diagrams in the process of designing and documenting software applications
  • use computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools in the design and software documentation process
  • conduct independent research on software design patterns
  • document software design patterns in both written and oral reports

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). You must use your SVN repository on emerald 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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