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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.17 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Laboratory in Software Engineering 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Srinivas Devadas
    Prof. Daniel Jackson 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 6.170 Laboratory in Software Engineering

    Fall 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features lecture notes and a complete set of assignments. An extensive description of the final projects (Gizmoball and RSS Reader) and implementation examples are also provided. In addition, the tools section includes detailed instructions for all of the software tools used by students in the course.

    Course Description

    This course is a core electrical engineering computer science subject at MIT. It introduces concepts and techniques relevant to the production of large software systems. Students are taught a programming method based on the recognition and description of useful abstractions. Topics include: modularity; specification; data abstraction; object modeling; design patterns; and testing. Several programming projects of varying size undertaken by students working individually and in groups.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip, .vss, .vst, .jar, .java, .mf, and .xml.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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