ClassInfo

SE 480 Software Architecture I

Steven Engelhardt

Fall 2020-2021
Class number: 10222
Section number: 701
Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
OLSYN CH000 Online Campus

Summary

The software architecture process is concerned with describing, evaluating, and designing systems at the
architectural level. This course will discuss the role of architecture and the architect in the software development
cycle. It will introduce architectural patterns and tactics, architecture assessment techniques,
architecture driven design, and techniques for documenting architectures. The course will involve design,
development, and assessment activities.



Texts

Required: Bass, Clements, and Kazman. Software Architecture in Practice, Third Edition. Upper Saddle
River, N.J. : Addison-Wesley, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-321-81573-6.
Lecture notes and supplementary materials may be provided by the instructor.



Grading

Grades in the course will be determined as follows:
Quizzes 25%
Quiz 1 5%
Quiz 2 5%
Quiz 3 5%
Quiz 4 5%
Quiz 5 5%
Homework 50%
HW1 10%
HW2 10%
HW3 10%
HW4 10%
HW5 10%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%



Prerequisites

SE450



School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

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Academic Policies

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Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296