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______________________________________________________________________________________ CMU/SEI-90-TR-3 i

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 1 1.1. Background 1 1.2. Issues in Software Engineering Education 2 1.3. Purpose of This Report 3

2. Software Engineering and Computer Science 4 2.1. Definitions of ?Software Engineering? 4 2.2. Discussion 7

3. The Need for Undergraduate Software Engineering Education 8 3.1. Trends in Undergraduate Enrollments in the Computer Sciences 8 3.2. Trends in Graduate Enrollments in the Computer Sciences 10 3.3. The Current State of Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software

Engineering 12 3.4. Implications for Software Engineering Education 13

4. Accreditation Issues 14 4.1. ABET Accreditation 15 4.1.1. Purposes and Policies 15 4.1.2. The Range of Engineering Disciplines 17 4.1.3. General Criteria for Engineering Programs 20 4.1.4. Program Criteria for Computer and Similarly Named
Engineering Programs 21 4.1.5. General Criteria for Engineering-Related Programs 22 4.2. CSAB Accreditation 23 4.2.1. Purpose and Policies 23 4.2.2. Program Accreditation Criteria 24 4.3. Accreditation Issues Related to Faculty 25

5. Professional and Licensing Issues 27 5.1. Is Software Engineering a Profession? 27 5.2. Certification of Software Professionals 28 5.3. Licensing of Engineers 28 5.3.1. Definitions 28 5.3.2. Motivation for Licensing 29 5.3.3. Licensing Requirements 30 5.3.4. Code of Ethics 31