2002-2003 UAF Catalog
Degrees and Programs
This is an addendum to the 2002-2003 UAF General Catalog.
College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences(907) 474-7332
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits;
Software engineering is a relatively young discipline defined as "the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation and maintenance of software" (IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology). Superior software engineering results in high-quality software projects that meet required deadlines within budget constraints. Students in this program will learn to use specific tools and processes for the design and development of software, learn how to effectively test software, learn when and why to reuse software, and manage projects to achieve these results.
This software engineering program is meant to prepare students for
careers as software practitioners, i.e., those whose primary job is to design,
develop, maintain or manage software projects of varying scales. Most students
admitted to the program will hold undergraduate degrees in scientific or
engineering fields. Applicants with degrees in other fields will be considered
for admission if they can clearly demonstrate the ability to perform graduate-level
work in software engineering. This program is based upon recommendations offered
by the Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute and the
Software Engineering Coordinating Committee, an international group formed
by the Association for Computing Machinery and Institute of Electrical and
the Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Local and nationwide demand for software
engineers is high and continues to increase.
1. Complete the UAF admission process including the following:
Note: Each student must take and pass a comprehensive examination covering material from all of the required courses listed in item 4 above.
See Computer Science.