1.124J / 2.159J Foundations of Software Engineering

Fall 2000

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Course Highlights

This course site consists of an extensive set of lecture notesrecitation notes and assignments.

Course Description

This is a foundation subject in modern software development techniques for engineering and information technology. The design and development of component-based software (using C# and .NET) is covered; data structures and algorithms for modeling, analysis, and visualization; basic problem-solving techniques; web services; and the management and maintenance of software. Includes a treatment of topics such as sorting and searching algorithms; and numerical simulation techniques. Foundation for in-depth exploration of image processing, computational geometry, finite element methods, network methods and e-business applications. This course is a core requirement for the Information Technology M. Eng. program.

This class was also offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.470J. In 2005, ocean engineering subjects became part of Course 2 (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and the 13.470J designation was dropped in lieu of 2.159J.

Technical Requirements

Any number of software tools can be used to import the .data files found on this course site. Please refer to the course materials for any specific instructions or recommendations.

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Prof. Kevin Amaratunga

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session