This course for systems engineers covers software engineering principles, artifacts, and approaches for the development of software systems. Topics include software engineering processes and metrics; real-time, distributed, configurable, and object-oriented software; alignment of software systems with overall system design; software-unique aspects of planning, requirements, architecture analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance; understanding important software engineering constraints (performance, security, networking, etc.); and technology trends in software engineering today. Student teams will conduct case studies for a project.
EN.645.662 Introduction to Systems Engineering or EN.655.662 and EN.645.667 Management of Systems Projects or permission from the student’s academic advisor and the course instructor.