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Preparing Software Engineering graduates for an industry career

Shanika Karunasekera, Kunal Bedse, H Edwards (ed.), R Narayanan (ed.)

20TH CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EDUCATION & TRAINING, PROCEEDINGS | IEEE COMPUTER SOC | Published : 2007

Abstract

The lack of preparedness of Software Engineering (SE) graduates for a professional career is a common complaint raised by industry practitioners. The career progression of many new graduates is severely impacted due to the lack of well rounded skills. For example, some of the technically stronger graduates lack communication and managerial skills and vise versa. Industry based capstone projects, incorporated as a part of an undergraduate degree, are a well accepted means of preparing students for their professional careers. Software Engineering undergraduates at the University of Melbourne engage in such industry based projects both in the penultimate and final years of their degree. Though ..

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