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A Progress Report on Undergraduate Software Engineering Education

May 1994 Technical Report
Gary Ford

This 1994 report reports on the growth of undergraduate software engineering education.


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The current status of undergraduate software engineering education in United States universities is summarized, including descriptions of programs at eleven schools. Possible scenarios for the further evolution of undergraduate software engineering programs are described, based on observations of the evolution of computer science and computer engineering programs. Recent and ongoing activities of the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) regarding the establishment of the profession of software engineering are described, including the expected implications for undergraduate software engineering education.