The course will examine the requirements phase of the Systems Engineering and Software Engineering lifecycles in detail. Topics will include: requirements elicitation, requirements specification, and requirements analysis. Verification and validation techniques will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will work in small groups to research and present a related topic.
9 graduate credits
Students should have had an undergraduate course in software engineering, CS 616, and/or software engineering experience.
CO1: The student shall have a clear understanding of the definition of software requirements.
CO2: The student shall understand and be able to perform multiple requirements elicitation techniques.
CO3: The student shall understand and be able to perform multiple methods of requirement specification.
CO4: The student shall be familiar with requirement modeling.
CO5: The student shall be able to perform early lifecycle risk analysis based on requirements.
CO6: The student shall be able to identify requirement fault types.
CO7: The student shall be able to critically evaluate requirements engineering research carried out by others.
CO8: The student shall be familiar with ethical considerations in requirements and software engineering.
Axel van Lamsweerde