Fall 2019 - CMPT 276 E100

Introduction to Software Engineering (3)

Class Number: 8899

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Thu, 5:30–8:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 6, 2019
    Fri, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    One W course, CMPT 225, (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)) and (MATH 151 or MATH 150). MATH 154 or MATH 157 with at least a B+ may be substituted for MATH 151 or MATH 150.



An overview of various techniques used for software development and software project management. Major tasks and phases in modern software development, including requirements, analysis, documentation, design, implementation, testing,and maintenance. Project management issues are also introduced. Students complete a team project using an iterative development process. Students with credit for CMPT 275 may not take this course for further credit.


The theory and practice of software development are introduced. Students will learn the standard methodologies underlying software development, plus gain experience using a number of software development tools and a revision control system. Assignments will cover learning to effectively use development tools and producing small applications using established development techniques. The focus of the course is on preparing students to be effective members of a software development team.

  • Topics

    • Software Process: software life cycle, Agile vs plan-driven development.
    • Requirements: system analysis and modeling, requirements specification
    • High-level Design: UML, architectural, design patterns
    • Implementation: coding style, code review, pair programming
    • Quality assurance: unit & integration testing
    • Development tools such as IDE, debugger, and revision control (Git/GitLab).
    • Ethics of software development



To be discussed in the first week of class.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better



Software Engineering, 10th Edition
Ian Sommerville
Addison Wesley
ISBN: 9780133943030

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