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BJ Klingenberg

Lecturer - Software Engineering
California Polytechnic State University
Computer Science Department
San Luis Obispo, California
Email: bklingen (at) calpoly.edu
Phone: (805)242-3818


Office Hours:: Winter 2021:: Email for Zoom link

Monday, Wednesday: 10:10am to noon, or by appointment

Courses::

CSC 307 - Introduction to Software Engineering
CSC 405 - Software Construction

Software Engineering Capstone::

The SE Capstone consists of three courses over an academic year:
CSC 402 Software Requirements Engineering (Fall)
CSC 405 Software Construction (Winter)
CSC 406 Software Deployment (Spring)

Three to five teams of four to six upper-level undergraduate students each develop the same system for an industrial sponsor. The industrial sponsor serves as the business customer, establishing requirements and acceptance criteria in consultation with the Cal Poly faculty. While the courses include typical academic activities such as lectures, readings, and exams, the capstone project is the focal point and primary outcome.

Companies interested in proposing a project for the SE Capstone should see the Call for Proposals.

Students interested in participating in the SE Capstone should have completed the prerequisites of CSC 305, 308, and 309.

Working with Cal Poly Computing Students::

Check out this brief guide to ways to work with us.

Research Interests::

  • Agile Methods
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Design Patterns
  • Software Metrics
  • DevOps/DevSecOps
  • Cyber Security, Recovery and Resilience

Software Engineering Careers

What is the difference between SE and CS (David Janzen)?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports the median salary (2019) for computer application software engineers was $107,510 and predicts a 22% increase in software engineering jobs in the next ten years.
See this link addressing myths on CS careers.
Software Engineering Careers (by Computer Science Online)
Information Technology Careers (by Computer Science Online)
Computer Engineering Careers (by Computer Science Online)
Marissa Mayer, female computer scientist and VP at Google (great role-model for women in computing, if you don't have time for the whole thing, watch the first part then skip to about the 47 minute mark)
Marissa Mayer, SIGCSE'08 Keynote (scroll down to find video)
Computer Science Online

Software Engineering Advising Resources

Other::

IEEE Software Agile Taxonomy
Safari Books Online (access from on campus)
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CSC Department | SE Major

Last Update: 08/09/2017


BJ Klingenberg
Computer Science
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93407
805.202.6684
bklingen (at) calpoly.edu