Walking Through the Method Zoo: Does Higher Education Really Meet Software Industry Demands?

Marco Kuhrmann, J. Nakatumba-Nabende, Helge R. Pfeiffer, P. Tell, Jil Klünder, T. Conte, Stephen G. MacDonell, Regina Hebig

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Software engineering educators are continually challenged by rapidly evolving concepts, technologies, and industry demands. Due to the omnipresence of software in a digitalized society, higher education institutions (HEIs) have to educate the students such that they learn how to learn, and that they are equipped with a profound basic knowledge and with latest knowledge about modern software and system development. Since industry demands change constantly, HEIs are challenged in meeting such current and future demands in a timely manner. This paper analyzes the current state of practice in software engineering education. Specifically, we want to compare contemporary education with industrial practice to understand if frameworks, methods and practices for software and system development taught at HEIs reflect industrial practice. For this, we conducted an online survey and collected information about 67 software engineering courses. Our findings show that development approaches taught at HEIs quite closely reflect industrial practice. We also found that the choice of what process to teach is sometimes driven by the wish to make a course successful. Especially when this happens for project courses, it could be beneficial to put more emphasis on building learning sequences with other courses.
Titel2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training (ICSE-SEET)
Antal sider11
Publikationsdato1 maj 2019
StatusUdgivet - 1 maj 2019
BegivenhedICSE 2019 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering - Fairmont Hotel, Montreal, Canada
Varighed: 25 maj 201931 maj 2019


KonferenceICSE 2019 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering
LokationFairmont Hotel


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