IEEE/ACM Guidelines for Software Engineering Curriculum

Software Engineering educators and research would be quite keen to know that the IEEE/ACM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering have been released. The work on the revision of the previous guidelines from 2004 has been carried out by  a joint task force on Computing Curricula IEEE Computer Society Association for Computing Machinery and the preliminary version was released in late 2013. This work had been in progress over several years during which there were extensive processes and procedures followed to update the curriculum guidelines after almost ten years during which Software Engineering as a discipline of research, practices, and education has changed dramatically. Nowadays Software Engineering professions is a highly demanding and dynamic with an increased level of expectations of knowledge, skills, and professionalism. That means Software Engineering educators are expected to design and delivery Software Engineering programs and courses that can not only impart the required knowledge, understanding, and skills but install strong desire and motivation for lifelong learning in Software Engineering students. The newly released curriculum guidelines for undergraduate degree programs in Software Engineering provide Software Engineering Educationist and Managers with comprehensive details for designing and delivering state-of-the-art Software Engineering programs. We have been redeveloping our Software Engineering degree program at the University of Adelaide according to the guidelines provided in the IEEE/ACM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering. If anyone interested in knowing about the process and procedures we have followed for redeveloping our degree, please feel free to write to me.