This page contains Syllabus of Software Engineering of BCA.

Title Software Engineering
Short Name
Course code CACS253
Nature of course Theory
Semester fourth-semester
Full marks 60 + 40
Pass marks 32 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Course Description

Course Description 

This course includes the topics that provide fundamental concept and standard of software engineering so that students will be able to develop software and/or handle software project using the global standard of software.

Course Objectives 

This Course is designed to provide the students with the basic competencies required to identify requirements, documents the system design and maintain a developed system. It presumes a general understanding of computers and programming which are covered in the first and second semester of the degree.


Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Definition of Software, Type of Software, Characteristic of Software, Attributes of Good Software, Definition of Software Engineering. Software Engineering Costs, Key Challenges that Software Engineering Facing, System Engineering and Software Engineering, Professional Practice.

2. Software Development Process Model
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Software Process, Software Process Model: The Waterfall Model, Evolutionary Development, Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE); Process Iteration: Incremental Delivery, Spiral Development: Rapid Software Development: Agile Methods, Extreme Programming, Rapid Application Development, Software Prototyping; Rational Unified Process (RUP), Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE): Overview of CASE Approach, Classification of CASE tools.

3. Software Requirement Analysis and Specification
teaching hours: 10 hrs

System and Software Requirements, Type of Software Requirements: Functional and Non-Functional Requirements, Domain Requirements, User Requirements; Elicitation-and Analysis of Requirements: Overview of Techniques, View Points, Interviewing, Scenarios, Use-Case. Ethnography, Requirement Validation, Requirement Specification, Feasibility.

4. Software Design
teaching hours: 10 hrs

Design Concept: Abstraction, Architecture, Patterns, Modularity: Cohesion, Coupling; Information Hiding, Functional Independence, , Refinement; Architectural Design; MOdel, Client Server Model, Layered Model, Modular DecompositiOir: Proced al Design TisinR Structured Methods, User Interlace Design: Human-Computer Interaction, Information Presentation, Interface Evaluation; Design Notation.

5. Coding
teaching hours: 2 hrs

Programming Language and Development tools. Selecting Languages and Tools, Good Programming Practices

6. Software Testing and Quality Assurance
teaching hours: 6 hrs
Verification and Validation, Techniques of Testing: Black-box and White-box Testing, Inspections; Level of Testing: Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Interface Testing, System Testing, Alpha and Beta Testing, Regression Testing; Design of Test Cases, Quality Management Activities, Product and Process Quality, Standards: IS09000, Capability Maturity Model (CMM);
7. Software Maintenance
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Evolving Nature of Software, Different Types of Maintenance: Fault Repair, Software Adaptation, Functionality Addition or Modification; Maintenance Prediction, Re-Engineering, Configuration Management (CM): Importance of  CM, Configuration Items, Versioning; 

8. Managing Software Projects
teaching hours: 2 hrs

Needs for the Proper Management of Software Projects, Management Activities: Project Planning, Estimating Costs, Project Scheduling, Risk Management, Managing People;

Lab and Practical works