Software engineering is an engineering discipline whose focus is the cost-effective development of high-quality software systems. The emphasis in software engineering is on both words, software and engineering. An engineer is able to build a high-quality product using off-the-shelf components and integrating them under time and budget constraints.
This course will cover key techniques for building reliable software. These include: modeling, design patterns, code refactoring, testing, symbolic execution, as well as static and dynamic program analysis. To gain a deeper understanding of how to apply these techniques in practice, the course will also involve two hands-on projects based on the principles introduced in the lectures.