An introductory course for software engineers

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

An introductory course for software engineers
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Author:Fredrik Georgsson <fredrikg@cs.umu.se> (Umeå Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Jonny Pettersson <jonny@cs.umu.se> (Umeå University, Sweden)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054574
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054575

We present an introductory course for software engineers focused on the learning objectives: • practise conceiving, designing, implementing and operating in a team based environment, • understand the concepts of CDIO and how it is incorporated in their study program, • learn the basics in oral and written communication and working within a team, • reflect on the ethical issues of being a software engineer, • understand their future profession and start the process of being able to set goals for their future career. The course has been given twice and we have noticed a larger acceptance amongst the students for including the practise of generic skills in other courses.