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Major Concentration Software Engineering (36 credits)

Offered by: Computer Science     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Major Concentration Software Engineering is a 36 to 37 credit program that focuses on the techniques and methodology required to design and develop complex software systems and covers the subject commonly known as "Software Engineering". The program may be used to satisfy part of the requirements for a B.A. degree.

MATH 133, MATH 140 and MATH 141 (or their equivalents) must be completed prior to taking courses in this program.

Note: This program does not lead to certification as a Professional Engineer.

Required Courses (30 credits)

Note: * Students who have sufficient knowledge in a programming language do not need to take COMP 202 but can replace it with an additional Computer Science complementary course.

  • COMP 202 Introduction to Computing 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Overview of components of microcomputers, the internet design and implementation of programs using a modern high-level language, an introduction to modular software design and debugging. Programming concepts are illustrated using a variety of application areas.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Mathieu Petitpas, Maja Frydrychowicz (Fall) Maja Frydrychowicz, Daniel Pomerantz (Winter) Daniel Pomerantz (Summer)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: a CEGEP level mathematics course
    • Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computation. COMP 202 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250
  • COMP 206 Introduction to Software Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Comprehensive overview of programming in C, use of system calls and libraries, debugging and testing of code; use of developmental tools like make, version control systems.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Joseph P Vybihal (Fall) Joseph P Vybihal, Gregory L Dudek (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 202 or COMP 250
  • COMP 250 Introduction to Computer Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : An introduction to the design of computer algorithms, including basic data structures, analysis of algorithms, and establishing correctness of programs. Overview of topics in computer science.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Doina Precup (Fall) Michael Langer (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: Familiarity with a high level programming language and CEGEP level Math.
    • Restrictions: COMP 203 and COMP 250 are considered to be equivalent from a prerequisite point of view, and cannot both be taken for credit.
  • COMP 251 Data Structures and Algorithms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Design and analysis of algorithms. Complexity of algorithms. Data structures. Introduction to graph algorithms and their analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Clark Verbrugge (Fall) Claude Crepeau (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 250 or COMP 203.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 252.
  • COMP 302 Programming Languages and Paradigms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Programming language design issues and programming paradigms. Binding and scoping, parameter passing, lambda abstraction, data abstraction, type checking. Functional and logic programming.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Brigitte Pientka (Fall) Jesse Doherty (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 250 or COMP 203
  • COMP 303 Software Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Principles, mechanisms, techniques, and tools for object-oriented software development: encapsulation, design patterns, unit testing, etc.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Martin Robillard (Fall)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: COMP 206, COMP 250.
    • Corequisite: COMP 302.
    • The course involves a significant project
  • COMP 304 Object-Oriented Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : The object model, objects and classes, verification and testing, object-oriented analysis, unified modeling language and design patterns.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: COMP 206, COMP 251, COMP 302
  • COMP 421 Database Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Database Design: conceptual design of databases (e.g., entity-relationship model), relational data model, functional dependencies. Database Manipulation: relational algebra, SQL, database application programming, triggers, access control. Database Implementation: transactions, concurrency control, recovery, query execution and query optimization.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Bettina Kemme (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: COMP 206, COMP 251, COMP 302
  • MATH 223 Linear Algebra (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: James G Loveys, Hongnian Huang (Fall) James G Loveys (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs
  • MATH 240 Discrete Structures 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Mathematical foundations of logical thinking and reasoning. Mathematical language and proof techniques. Quantifiers. Induction. Elementary number theory. Modular arithmetic. Recurrence relations and asymptotics. Combinatorial enumeration. Functions and relations. Partially ordered sets and lattices. Introduction to graphs, digraphs and rooted trees.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Frederick Shepherd (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Corequisite: MATH 133.
    • Restriction: For students in any Computer Science program. Others only with the instructor's permission. Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 235.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6-7 credits selected from the following list or from Computer Science (COMP) courses at the 300 level or above excluding COMP 364, COMP 396, and COMP 431.

  • COMP 322 Introduction to C++ (1 credit)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Basics and advanced features of the C++ language. Syntax, memory management, class structure, method and operator overloading, multiple inheritance, access control, stream I/O, templates, exception handling.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • 1 hour
    • Prerequisites: COMP 202 or COMP 250 or COMP 206 or COMP 208. Ability to program in general is presumed. Some familiarity with the C language is assumed.
  • COMP 335 Software Engineering Methods (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : This course in software engineering teaches basic concepts and methods for software development. The focus is on engineering and analysing requirements, design and code. Small software development exercises will be given where students would learn how to apply different methods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Corequisite: COMP 302
  • COMP 361D1 Software Engineering Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Software development process in practice: requirement elicitation and analysis, software design, implementation, integration, test planning, and maintenance. Application of the core concepts and techniques through the realization of a large software system.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Joseph P Vybihal, Jorg Andreas Kienzle (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: COMP 206, COMP 250
    • Corequisite: COMP 303
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken the 3 credit version of COMP 361.
    • Students must register for both COMP 361D1 and COMP 361D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 361D1 and COMP 361D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • COMP 361D2 Software Engineering Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : See COMP 361D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jorg Andreas Kienzle, Joseph P Vybihal (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: COMP 361D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 361D1 and COMP 361D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • COMP 529 Software Architecture (4 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Development, analysis, and maintenance of software architectures, with special focus on modular decomposition and reverse engineering.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Barthélémy Dagenais (Winter)

    • 4 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 303 or COMP 304.
  • COMP 533 Object-Oriented Software Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Object-oriented, UML-based software development; requirements engineering based on use cases; using OCL and a coherent subset of UML to establish complete and precise analysis and design documents for a software system; Java-specific mapping strategies for implementation.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jorg Andreas Kienzle (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 335 or ECSE 321 or COMP 303 or COMP 361
  • ECSE 321 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Design, development and testing of software systems. Software life cycle: requirements analysis, software architecture and design, implementation, integration, test planning, and maintenance. The course involves a group project.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Michael Rabbat (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: COMP 202 or COMP 208
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
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