Software Systems Engineering programmes a capability approach

Carl Landwehr, Jochen Ludewig, Robert Meersman, David Lorge Parnas, Peretz Shoval, Yair Wand, David Weiss, Elaine Weyuker

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This paper discusses third-level educational programmes that are intended to prepare their graduates for a career building systems in which software plays a major role. Such programmes are modelled on traditional Engineering programmes but have been tailored to applications that depend heavily on software. Rather than describe knowledge that should be taught, we describe capabilities that students should acquire in these programmes. The paper begins with some historical observations about the software development field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-364
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Systems and Software
StatePublished - 2016


  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Information systems
  • Software design
  • Software development
  • Software documentation
  • Software education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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