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Author Tam, Wing C. ♦ Busenberg, Stavros N.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Student teams ♦ Software engineering education ♦ Software engineering skills ♦ Software projects ♦ Software engineering
Abstract An academic program at Harvey Mudd College, called the Clinic program, brings projects from industry on campus to be studied and solved by student teams. The objective of the Clinic is to provide students, working as small teams under careful faculty supervision, an opportunity to work on real world problems of sufficient magnitude and complexity. Under this program, students can acquire essential skills of software engineering, such as team work, software project management, software design methodology, and communication skills, in a realistic environment. Sample software projects undertaken by the Clinic are described. Experience so far has shown that the program is a viable transition from an academic to industrial world.
Description Affiliation: Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA (Busenberg, Stavros N.; Tam, Wing C.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 6
Page Count 5
Starting Page 341
Ending Page 345


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Source: ACM Digital Library