Instructor’s Manual

I have created material that may be useful to instructors teaching a course in introductory software engineering. Apart from the solutions to quiz questions and solutions to exercises, you may use this material in courses that you are presenting, distribute it to students, link to it from course web pages or install it on your own server. If you choose to install it on your own server, you must retain the license statement below.

Engineering Software Products – Notes for Instructors

Presentations for all chapters (Keynote, 52MB)

Presentations for all chapters (PDF, 4MB)

Presentations for all chapters (PPTX, 42MB)

Quizzes for Chapters 1-10 (including solutions)

These quizzes are intended solely for self-assessment to help students judge how well they have assimilated the material in each chapter. Solutions are in the public domain so you should not use them in any kind of class assessment.

If you are using them in a course, I recommend that you use them in class either on finishing a chapter or in a separate tutorial. If you are a student, I recommend that you try to answer all of the questions before looking at the answers.

I have written a short summary for instructors on why I think we need a new approach to introductory software engineering. This includes a link where instructors (only) can request a desk copy of the book.

Unrestricted material for instructors is made available under a Creative Commons License, Attribution 2.5 UK:Scotland. In short, you may distribute and adapt this material for your own use but you must include a credit to the original author (Ian Sommerville) and you may not place any more restrictive conditions on its use.

Restricted material

Instructors may wish to use the Exercises in the book in class tests. Solutions to these exercises are therefore available only to accredited instructors who are using the book in a software engineering course that they are presenting.

They may be downloaded from Pearson’s web site and the licence conditions explicitly forbid installation on any computer apart from the instructor’s personal computer or mobile device. Instructions on how to access the material are available under on Pearson’s web site (not yet available on 10 March 2019).

Please do NOT email me asking for this material or passwords to access the material on Pearson’s servers. I have agreed with Pearson that they have sole rights to distribute these solutions and I do not know the password for access to them.