Experiences of teaching UML within the information systems curriculum

Dagdeviren, Huseyin, Juric, Radmila and Lees, Patrick (2004) Experiences of teaching UML within the information systems curriculum. In: ITI 2004: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, Cavtat, Croatia, Jun 07-10, 2004. Univ Zagreb, pp. 381-386. ISBN 9539676991


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The Unified Modelling Language (UML) has been a standard modelling language for the development of software intensive systems since 2000. As a consequence, the information systems (IS) curriculum, at the Cavendish School of Computer Science, University of Westminster in London, had UML teaching incorporated two years ago. We have encouraged the introduction to and use of UML in modules that replaced traditional approaches to IS development. In this paper we report on experiences of using UML within the two modules of our undergraduate curriculum, delivered by the IS department. The first module is taught in the second year, i.e. at level 5, and delivers requirements analysis with UML. The second module uses the UML for modelling and designing distributed business applications and is taught in the final year, at level 6. In both modules it is assumed that an introduction to modelling in IS, with the syntax and semantics of a selection of UML modelling elements and diagrams, has been done earlier. We single out some problems and give a rationale for changes in the next academic year

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Mr Huseyin Dagdeviren
Date Deposited: 19 May 2008 09:31
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:32
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/4817

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