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A survey of the relevance of computer science and software engineering education

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1 Author(s)
Lethbridge, T.C. ; Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., Ottawa Univ., Ont., Canada

We describe a study of 168 software professionals to determine how relevant their education has been to their careers. Starting with a list of 57 topics, we asked the participants to indicate how much they learned in university, how much they know now, how useful the material has been and whether they would like to learn more. We conclude from the results that certain software engineering topics should be given more emphasis, while the emphasis on certain mathematics topics should be changed

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Software Engineering Education, 1998. Proceedings., 11th Conference on

Date of Conference:

22-25 Feb 1998