Undergraduate Software Assurance Course Outlines

Modern society depends on software systems of ever-increasing scope and complexity. Virtually every sphere of human activity is impacted by these systems, from social interaction in our personal lives to business, energy, transportation, education, communication, government, and defense. Because the consequences of failure can be severe, dependable functionality and security are essential. As a result, software assurance is emerging as an important discipline for the development, acquisition, and operation of software systems and services that provide requisite levels of dependability and security.

The report Software Assurance Curriculum Project Volume I: Master of Software Assurance Reference Curriculum presents a body of knowledge from which to create a Master of Software Assurance degree program, as both a standalone offering and as a track within existing software engineering and computer science master's degree programs.

The report Software Assurance Curriculum Project Volume II: Undergraduate Course Outlines presents a body of knowledge focused on software assurance. The seven courses in this specialization are intended to provide students with fundamental skills for either entering the field directly or continuing with graduate-level education.