This Course at MIT

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Course Overview

This page focuses on the course 1.264J Database, Internet, and Systems Integration Technologies as it was taught by Dr. George Kocur in Fall 2013.

The course focuses on defining an engineering and business software system, producing a working version quickly, managing the overall process, and becoming very familiar with database and Web technologies that are central to current software systems. The course has no programming, except that students write database queries in SQL; the system is built using a set of tools that do not require software coding.

Course Outcomes

Course Goals for Students

The goal is for students to learn to design, implement and manage engineering and business software systems. It’s an engineering course, and students build a system during the term. As part of the course, students learn about project management, software modeling (UML), databases, the Internet and Web, security, and data communications.

 

Curriculum Information

Prerequisites

  • Permission of the instructor

Requirements Satisfied

Offered

  • Every fall semester

The Classroom

  • Photo of the lecture-style classroom used for the course.

    Lecture

    This course is taught in a tiered, lecture-style classroom. Students are expected to bring laptops to class.

 

Student Information

67 students took this course in Fall 2013.

Enrollment

The enrollment in this course in Fall 2013 was 67. The average enrollment is 54.

Breakdown by Year

The students are first-year master’s degree students in non-computer science majors.

Breakdown by Major

Most students are in master’s programs for transportation engineering or logistics/supply chain, but there are also students from several other engineering backgrounds.

Typical Student Background

About half of the students have a few years of work experience, and about half of the students come directly from an undergraduate program. They typically have limited experience with software and systems.

 
 

How Student Time Was Spent

During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows:

Lecture

4.5 hours per week
 

Out of class

7.5 hours per week
 
 

Semester Breakdown

Assignments were due during nearly every class session.  For a detailed list of assignment deadlines, see the course calendar.

WEEK M T W Th F
1 No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
2 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
3 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. No classes throughout MIT.
4 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
5 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
6 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
7 No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
8 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
9 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; exam held.
10 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
11 No classes throughout MIT. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
12 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
13 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT.
14 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date.
15 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session; exam held. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT.
16 No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT.
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