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ECE 4574 - Large-Scale Software Development for Engineering Systems (3C)

Course Description

Large-scale software implementations of the hierarchy of engineering analysis, design, and decision evaluation. Computer-aided engineering programs with state-of-the-art computer tools and methods. Operator overloading, dynamic polymorphism, graphical user interfaces, generic programming, dynamic link libraries, and multiple threads.

Why take this course?

Software for large-scale environments is being developed and applied in all engineering disciplines. In this course the student is introduced to large-scale software implementations of the hierarchy of engineering analysis, design, and decision evaluation. An introduction to developing Computer Aided Engineering programs with state-of-the-art computer tools and methods is provided. Software frameworks and design patterns are used throughout the course. The course introduces event driven programming for convenient designer interactions, multi-threaded programming for running lengthy and/or concurrent calculations, and the concept of runtime modular code. Graphical user interfaces which provide for convenient analysis and design of large engineering systems are emphasized. Upon completion of the course the student will be prepared to implement large-scale, Computer Aided Engineering environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop large-scale, event driven programs for engineering systems
  • Demonstrate ability to work with frameworks
  • Design and implement multi-threaded, runtime modular programs
  • Design and implement graphical user interfaces