SWE 301/401 Course Syllabi


SWE 301: Internship Preparation
SWE 401: Internship Reflection
Fall 2017

Professor: Paul Ammann
Office: ENGR 4428, 993-1660
Email: pammann@gmu.edu
URL: cs.gmu.edu/~pammann
Class Hours: Friday 12:00 - 1:15, Art and Design Building 2026. (Will be moved to CS conference room pending availability.)
Prerequisites: SWE 301: Limited to ACS or CS majors with junior standing; Or permission of instructor.
  SWE 401: SWE 301 and completion of internship
Office Hours: anytime electronically ; Monday 1:00-2:00 PM; by appointment.

Catalog Descriptions:

SWE 301: (0 hours) Preparation for Internship Educational Experience. Intended for, but not limited to, students planning internships in the Applied Computer Science Software Engineering Program. Internship employment opportunities. Basic interview skills. Techniques for applying academic knowledge to practical software development. Techniques for extracting knowledge from practical experience. Peer presentation from students who have completed internships.

SWE 401: (1 hour) Reflection on Internship Educational Experience. Intended for, but not limited to, students completing internships in the Applied Computer Science Software Engineering Program. Analysis of techniques for applying academic knowledge to practical software development. Analysis of techniques for extracting knowledge from practical experience. Student presentations summarizing internships relating them to academic program goals.

Note that these courses are intentionally colocated so that 301 students may benefit from the experiences of 401 students.

Course Materials

CS/SWE 332 will use the Piazza software for a discussion board and for posting updates. Students must promptly post all required introductions, reports, resumes, presentations, etc. to Piazza for credit.

Course Meetings:

This course meets somewhat irregularly. Various required activities such as job fairs naturally fall outside the normal class hours. Student presentations will occur during the normally scheduled class hours.

Assignments:

SWE 301 students will carry out various activities designed to land an internship position and be prepared to adapt their academic training to that position. SWE 401 students will relate their internship experiences back to their academic courses and share their experiences with the remainder of the class.

Here is the SWE 301 assignment for the semester.

Here is the SWE 401 assignment for the semester.

Final Exam

There are no quizzes or exams in this course.

Honor System:

Students are reminded that the honor system governs all work turned in for credit.

Grading

301/401 grading is Pass/Fail.

If you want to pass...

The requirements for passing are closely modeled on what happens in the business world. In the business world, if you don't do what you are required to do, when you are required to do it, you're generally looking for a new job.

With that in mind, any one of the following will cause a student to fail this course:

301/401 Scheduling

The SWE 301 prerequisite for SWE 401 is strictly enforced. Students in their final semester of studies are not permitted to register for SWE 301 and SWE 401 simultaneously.

Schedule

Depending on circumstances, meetings may be rescheduled. Notice will be posted here and also on Piazza.