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Syllabus for SSE 660

Software Test

Spring Semester 2013 (13S)

Changes are possible.


Instructor: Dr. Paul E. MacNeil

Office:       Suite 223a, School of Engineering

Phone:       478-301-2185



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Textbooks and Supplies:

Texts (including web sites):

(Read the note after the list of texts before you buy!)


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Software (including web sites):

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Other Useful Resources (including web sites):

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Catalog Description (Course Purpose):

This second course extends the material covered in SSE 550 with greater breadth and depth. Students will use the same programming language (e.g., C#, Java, or C++) that they used in the prerequisite course. The specific topics covered may vary depending on the language used by the student

This course begins on January 08, 2013.

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Course Objectives:

Breadth and Depth in Defining, Analyzing, and Solving Complex Problems:

Communicate Technical Aspects of the Solution for Complex Software Engineering Problems to a Technical Audience:

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SSE 550.

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Class Location:

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Percent of Term Grade
Project 1
Project 2
Project 3
Listserv contributions

Credit will be given only for original work.

Project reports are to be submitted complete, not as incremental partial submissions.

More information about grading is contained in the recently-updated General Project Rubric.

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Additional Information:

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  • What Do I Do?
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    Changes to this Syllabus:

    There will be changes to this syllabus, so check back frequently, and don't forget to hit "Reload" or "Refresh".


    List of all courses.

    Schedule of Events and Assignments:

    Start Date
    End Date
    January 08, 2013 April 26, 2013 Course in Progress
    January 08, 2013 February 08, 2013 Work on Project 1

    February 08, 2013 Project 1 due.

    March 08, 2013 Project 2 due.

    April 26, 2013 Project 3 due.
      April 26, 2013 Course ends. Firm date.




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    Contact Information

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    Important Additional Information:

    "Students requiring accommodations for a disability should inform the instructor at the close of the first class meeting or as soon as possible. The instructor will refer you to the Disability Support Services Coordinator to document your disability, determine eligibility for accommodations under the ADAAA/Section 504 and to request a Faculty Accommodation Form. Disability accommodations or status will not be indicated on academic transcripts. In order to receive accommodations in a class, students with sensory, learning, psychological, physical or medical disabilities must provide their instructor with a Faculty Accommodation Form to sign. Students must return the signed form to the Disability Services Coordinator. A new form must be requested each semester. Students with a history of a disability, perceived as having a disability or with a current disability who do not wish to use academic accommodations are also strongly encouraged to register with the Disability Services Coordinator and request a Faculty Accommodation Form each semester. For further information, please contact Carole Burrowbridge, Disability Services Coordinator, at 301-2778 or visit the Disability Support Services website at" * (10/09)

    Accreditation: Mercer University is accredited by SACS.