COM S 309: Software Development Practices
(Cross-listed with S E). (3-1) Cr. 3. F.S.
Prereq: Minimum of C- in COM S 228 and MATH 165
A practical introduction to methods for managing software development. Process models, requirements analysis, structured and object-oriented design, coding, testing, maintenance, cost and schedule estimation, metrics. Programming projects.
The undergraduate curriculum in Computer Science leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org . This degree equips students with a sound knowledge of the foundations of Computer Science as well as problem solving and system design skills necessary to create robust, efficient, reliable, scalable, and flexible software systems. The B.S. degree in Computer Science prepares students for graduate study in Computer Science and for various business, industry, and government positions including computer scientists, information technologists, and software developers. The main educational objectives of the Computer Science program at Iowa State University are that its graduates demonstrate expertise, engagement, and learning within three to five years after graduation.