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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Information Sciences And Technology (IST)

IST 412 The Engineering of Complex Software Systems (3) Introduction to the engineering of complex software systems including software system specification, design and implementation, integration and test, and evolution.

IST 412 The Engineering of Complex Software Systems (3)

This course presents the fundamental concepts of the engineering of complex software systems, including iterative and agile development strategies.  The course gives students insight into the full software development cycle, including design, implementation, test and quality assurance, deployment, maintenance, and project estimation and management.  IST 412 is an elective course for the Baccalaureate degree program in Information Sciences and Technology. Students completing the Systems Development Option may take this course to fulfill option requirements.

Upon completion of this course, students will have a broad understanding of the fundamental concepts of complex system software engineering and be able to apply these concepts to managing and developing a complex software project over the full software development cycle.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better required inIST 311

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.