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“Software Engineering” is Engineering

Author(s): Edgar Serna M.

Journal: Revista Antioqueña de las Ciencias Computacionales y la Ingeniería de Software RACCIS
ISSN 2248-7441

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 34;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Computer Science | Engineering | Software Engineering | Software Development | Accreditation

Determine that "Software Engineering" is engineering, is an issue that generates discussion in many universities in which, by decades, computer science programs have used the term to describe individual courses and claim it as part of their discipline. However, some engineering faculties demand it as a new and necessary specialty between traditional engineering disciplines. This article analyzed the differences between Computer Science and "Software Engineering" as engineering and is argued the necessity of a program in this last that follow the traditional engineering approach looking for a professional formation of software engineers.

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