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VTU Software Engineering CSE Notes.

What is Software Engineering?

Software engineering is defined as a process of analyzing user requirements and then designing, building, and testing software application which will satisfy those requirements.


What You’ll Learn

Module-1Introduction8 hours


Software Crisis, Need for Software Engineering. Professional Software Development, Software Engineering Ethics. Case Studies.


Software Processes:

Models: Waterfall Model (Sec 2.1.1), Incremental Model (Sec 2.1.2) and Spiral Model (Sec 2.1.3). Process activities.


Requirements Engineering:

Requirements Engineering Processes (Chap 4). Requirements Elicitation and Analysis (Sec 4.5). Functional and non-functional requirements (Sec 4.1). The software Requirements Document (Sec 4.2). Requirements Specification (Sec 4.3). Requirements validation (Sec 4.6). Requirements Management (Sec 4.7).

RBT: L1, L2, L3

Module-2Introduction, Modelling Concepts and Class Modelling8 hours

What is Object orientation? What is OO development? OO Themes; Evidence for usefulness of OO development; OO modelling history. Modelling as Design technique: Modelling; abstraction; The Three models. Introduction, Modelling Concepts and Class Modelling: What is Object orientation? What is OO development? OO Themes; Evidence for usefulness of OO development; OO modelling history. Modelling as Design technique: Modelling; abstraction; The Three models. Class Modelling: Object and Class Concept; Link and associations concepts; Generalization and Inheritance; A sample class model; Navigation of class models;

Textbook 2: Ch 1,2,3.

RBT: L1, L2 L3

Module-3System Models8 hours

System Models:

Context models (Sec 5.1). Interaction models (Sec 5.2). Structural models (Sec 5.3). Behavioral models (Sec 5.4). Model-driven engineering (Sec 5.5).


Design and Implementation:

Introduction to RUP (Sec 2.4), Design Principles (Chap 7). Object-oriented design using the UML (Sec 7.1). Design patterns (Sec 7.2). Implementation issues (Sec 7.3). Open source development (Sec 7.4).

RBT: L1, L2, L3

Module-4Software Testing8 hours

Software Testing:

Development testing (Sec 8.1), Test-driven development (Sec 8.2), Release testing (Sec 8.3), User testing (Sec 8.4). Test Automation (Page no 212).


Software Evolution:

Evolution processes (Sec 9.1). Program evolution dynamics (Sec 9.2). Software maintenance (Sec 9.3). Legacy system management (Sec 9.4).

RBT: L1, L2, L3

Module-5Project Planning8 hours

Project Planning:

Software pricing (Sec 23.1). Plan-driven development (Sec 23.2). Project scheduling (Sec 23.3): Estimation techniques (Sec 23.5).


Quality management:

Software quality (Sec 24.1). Reviews and inspections (Sec 24.3). Software measurement and metrics (Sec 24.4). Software standards (Sec 24.2)

RBT: L1, L2, L3


Course Outcomes:

The student will be able to :

• Design a software system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.

• Assess professional and ethical responsibility

• Function on multi-disciplinary teams

• Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

• Analyze, design, implement, verify, validate, implement, apply, and maintain software systems or parts of software systems


Question Paper Pattern:

• The question paper will have ten questions.

• Each full Question consisting of 20 marks

• There will be 2 full questions (with a maximum of four sub questions) from each module.

• Each full question will have sub questions covering all the topics under a module.

• The students will have to answer 5 full questions, selecting one full question from each module.



1. Ian Sommerville: Software Engineering, 9th Edition, Pearson Education, 2012. (Listed topics only from Chapters 1,2,3,4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 23, and 24)

2. Michael Blaha, James Rumbaugh: Object Oriented Modelling and Design with UML,2nd Edition, Pearson Education,2005.


Reference Books:

1. Roger S. Pressman: Software Engineering-A Practitioners approach, 7th Edition, Tata McGraw Hill.

2. Pankaj Jalote: An Integrated Approach to Software Engineering, Wiley India


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