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There are currently over 20 bachelor of science in software engineering degree programs in the United States. The first accredited software engineering programs in the US are likely in the 2002-03 cycle, and it is expected that the total number of such programs will continue to see steady growth for several years to come. The authors have provided a comparison of programs in order to determine what trends are emerging, which will benefit both current software engineering undergraduate programs, as well as those institutions which are thinking of creating new degrees of this type. The curriculum content of these programs are broken down by subject area and compared with curriculum models and accreditation criteria. The results of a survey of undergraduate software engineering programs worldwide that was conducted by the authors is used both to provide additional data about the U.S. programs and to compare them as a group to their counterparts in other countries.
Frontiers in Education, 2003. FIE 2003 33rd Annual (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference: 5-8 Nov. 2003