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Software engineering is mainly related to programming and computers in an effort
to develop different apps using IT principals and techniques. It is focused on
programming and writing code. It also is having a low-cost development. Most of
the efforts in Software engineering go into developing new things such as apps,
features and designs. It also focuses on the quality of the product. Conventional
engineering focuses mainly on building structures, equipment such as a car and
other hardware or machine type designs. It involves mostly math and sciences. It
comes with a high development cost, and it also focuses on mass production.One
example of software engineering is with a computer game. Now the company will
mainly direct all of its efforts to the one game to insure that is a smooth and
playable as possible. Typically, any gaming company will not focus on creating
large amounts of complex games at a time. They will focus on cleaning and
perfecting the one product they are focused on. Conventional engineering example of
mass production of a product would be a car manufacturing plant. Plants like Ford
or Chevy, use their principles to create the famous assembly lines that have allows
them to mass produce vehicles like they have. The changes they focus on are how
to mass produce more efficiently and changes that would assist in this. The
software engineering process revolves around computer science. It involves
knowledge of information technology and discrete mathematics for the purpose of
developing computer programs and applications. Emphasis is laid on creating new
designs, features and better quality. On the other hand, conventional engineering
revolves around mathematics, science and empirical knowledge. This engineering
process adopts a sequential approach to identify procedures and processes that need
to be adopted while working on a project. Known and tested approaches are
adopted to fulfil the product requirements. Software engineering focuses on the
quality of a product by laying emphasis on what the end-users want. Quality
attributes are given high priority to identify defects and take necessary steps to
minimize them. For example, a software privacy protection system that is designed
by using the software engineering approach to ensure the quality of the system is
high (Gagnon et al., 2012). The conventional engineering process mainly emphasizes
the mass production of a product. A suitable example involves the manufacturing of
an automobile such as a car. The focus is laid on designing every component of a
car by breaking down into varying parts, such as the steering wheel, the engine,
etc. Such an approach helps in producing a large number of cars (Juristo &
Moreno, 2003). Unlike conventional engineering, which is more directly associated
with the manufacturing sector, such as the machine and hardware sectors, software
engineering focuses on the use of information technology, is associated with
computers, and assists in the creation of software applications. Software engineering
improves almost every industry, which benefits the company as a whole.The quality
of the final result is always the primary focus of software engineering. Any
software program produced utilizing a development cycle, such as Agile, will result
in a high-quality software output. Similarly, we can utilize this technology to
develop certain websites that will be of incredibly good quality since the techniques
employed always ensure product quality.The company often focuses a heavy
emphasis on mass production, and traditional engineering is related to hardware,
where production costs are high. Consider a car manufacturing that always attempts
to create more units while putting minimal focus on quality. However, this was not
a wise strategy since the company's product quality had to be enough to compete.
Because of today's fierce competition, firms must supply high-quality items in order
to stay in business.There are big differences between software engineering and
conventional engineering. Software engineering is comprised of computer science,
information technology, and math. While conventional engineering science, math, and
mass production. So, for software engineering, it is connected to computers, codes.
and programing. But conventional engineering has to do with making vehicles,
hardware, machines, and buildings. Both can be a slow process. In some of things I
have been reading, they say that conventional engineering emphasizes quantity over
quality. I understand in some instances where that could be true, but in,
construction, for example in a development those homes still have to be up to code
and have the right permits. They still have to go through an inspection just as a
car does. However, the process to get a good plan does take time. For software
engineering for the quality of the product, a programmer will take time to the
coding for that product. Even after the product, they will continue to monitor to
find and fix problems. Software engineering is a systematic engineering approach to
software development. Software engineering mainly relates to writing code, design/
create applications software, or systems software for a hardware interface to provide
function or services. For software engineering, most of the efforts are focused on
quality of the product when creating new designs and features. Conventional
engineering mainly deals with constructing hardware, equipment, or building designs.
Conventional engineering is focus on producing products in high quantity. The main
difference between software engineering and conventional engineering are one only
deals with programming, and one deals with design and construction tasks.
One example is in car manufacturing. Conventional engineering designs and produces
cars at scale and achieve cost efficiencies, meanwhile, software engineering handles
the performance related to the car’s functionality such as fuel optimization, traction
control, diagnostic service codes, navigation, phone integration, etc. to enhance the
performance and pleasure for the car owner. Another example is the Intel or
Qualcomm manufacturing. While the conventional engineers are pushing the mass
production of chips, the software engineers are focused on the performance of the
chips being producing by writing the codes for the firmware that is embedded in
the chips and that firmware is essential part of the hardware.To start off, software
engineering is a process which majority involves computer science, information
technology and discrete mathematics. These are the individuals that are primarily
involved with computers, programming and writing codes for buildings. An example
of software engineers is when a team is hired for a company to build a
multifunctional application for their corporation. The team will have a roadmap of
all the required breakdown of what is needed for a company. A lot of involvement
is needed for the type of programming language to build code, testing, debugging,
OOD, database management etc. Conventional engineering is a process which
majority involves science, mathematics, and empirical knowledge. This process is
more involved with building cars, machines, hardware, and buildings. To simplify,
the difference is software engineers tackle the digital spectrum whereas conventional
engineers are more hands on. A couple of examples where these to careers
compliment each other is a car manufacturing warehouse. The conventional engineers
build these massive machines to mass produce all different models of cars when the
software engineers assist in building the software required to efficiently run with
minimal errors.Software engineering deals with computers programming and writing
code for creating applications with a process that mainly uses computer science,
information technology and discrete math Conventional engineering is more about
the hardware side of things like building the hardware, cars, or machines.
Conventional engineering involves the use of science, math, and empirical
knowledge. Software engineering focuses on making something with new designs
and features while conventional engineering focuses on modifying an older design to
be more efficient, compact, or easier to build. Software engineering focuses on
quality while conventional engineering focuses on mass production.Software
engineering emphasizes quality because it only needs to make one thing and can
distribute copies of that one thing easily, this also allows the software to be more
complex and jammed with more features since it is easier to distribute. Conventional
engineering must worry about the item being easy to put together during
manufacturing and focuses more on the mass production of the product. It takes a
more complex design and attempts to simplify it to make producing it quicker.
There are several differences with between both but one that comes to mind is
software engineering is more related to programming to make an application, while
conventional engineering is more related to thinking, designing, and building tasks.
Software engineering work with many different programming languages while
conventional engineering work with more tangible things. Software engineering
development efforts goes into building new designs and features while conventional
engineering development efforts are required to change old designs.
An example of on to quality of the product with Software engineering is when
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) is used to ensure the level of engineering
operation. This guarantees that these series of procedures are followed to ensure the
software follows the standardized quality requirements.
An example of mass production of the product for conventional engineering is an
assembly line at an automotive factory. Thousands of pieces of glass, metal and
plastic need to be put together by both people and machines to mass produces as
many vehicles as possible with more emphasis on quantity than quality. Software
engineers have a different way of thinking than conventional engineers. In particular,
software engineers are usually more focused on the user experience and how to
improve it. However, they also have to deal with complicated coding, debugging,
and solving technical problems. Other differences from conventional engineers are
that software engineers usually don't work in a team setting and they are usually
not involved in all of the steps that go into developing an app or product. They
usually work specifically on part of the project and collaborate with other software
engineers to complete the overall task. They also often work in smaller groups.
Software engineers and conventional engineers differ in the type of education they
have, the technical skills they need to learn, and the work environment in which
they work. The first example is self-driving cars. As you probably know, self-
driving cars use sensors to monitor their surroundings and determine where they are
and how they are moving. The software engineer might focus on how the sensors
read the environment and send the data to the cloud to be processed. A
conventional engineer might focus instead on the programming of the vehicle to
determine its path and how to respond to obstacles on the road.The second example
is 3D printers. The software engineer is responsible for writing the code that
controls how the printer operates. This would include writing the code for a
programming language for the printer and creating the software that will be used to
print the objects. The conventional engineer would work on the mechanical design
of the printer, including the mechanics that control the printing process, the motors
used to print the object, and the structure to hold the object while it is being
printed. There are some significant differences between software engineering and
conventional engineering. Software engineering deals with computer science,
information technology and discrete mathematics. Software engineering uses certain
methodologies and scientific principles for development and evolution of software.
Another standout is that development costs are usually low. The emphasis with
software engineering process is quality.Conventional engineering is related to
computers, programming and writing codes for the development of applications.
Science, mathematics and the empirical process are a large part of conventional
engineering. With this type of engineering development cost are high and largely
emphasizes on mass production. Two examples of how software engineering
emphasizes the quality of the product are, one, Potability by being transportable in
several machines. Two, usability by different types of users, both knowledgeable and
novice. Examples of conventional engineering emphasizing on mass production are,
one having an efficient production line in a computer manufacturing company.
Another example is having a well thought out and effective testing process, i.e.,
Beta testing. Software engineering and conventional engineering differ in several
ways. Software is a product that is intangible, not something you can pick up, or
drive across for instance. In some ways, it seems to me that it could create some
difficult customer interactions since the customer (generally speaking) does not see
what goes into the project or how far along the project is. They can ask for
modifications or improvements when it may be too late (at least for the version
being built). For an engineer working on a building, it is much easier for the
customer to see the progress and therefore would know that it may be too late to
ask for those modifications. That being said, a software engineer's job is pretty
much never done. Programs can be modified, improved, and repaired for the life of
the software. Engineers emphasize the quality of the project through testing during
each phase of the project. The testing is done by both the software engineering
team as well as the customers once the engineering team deems it appropriate to do
so. Another facet of the quality of the product is that the testing and bug fixing
will continue until the known bugs are fixed or the customer feels the bug can be
lived with until it can be fixed. Software engineers always evolve their existing
products whereas conventional engineers are limited due to the fact that their
product is tangible. While both types of engineers attempt to meet deadlines and
budget constraints, software engineers always look for ways to improve quality
while conventional engineering is more concerned with building things on a mass
scale. I really did not put much thought into what the difference between engineers
is bit after ready a few pages in the buck there are a few major differences. The
biggest thing is that the a software engineer is not building something physical like
a civil engineer or another kind of engineer would. To me this would be hard from
the stand point you cant step by and look at what you are making or the overall
progress. A software engineer could step back and look but it would be a virtual
view. Another major difference is that changes can be implemented differently for a
software engineer than for other line of engineers. Since it is a virtual construction
people make think it is easier to make major changes late in the project where it
may be difficult to do that with something that is physically being constructed.
Two examples of the software engineering emphasize quality over mass production
1. Test the software as much as possible to ensure bugsare being removed as
much as possible.
2. Make it simple enough to try and make sure it iseasier to upgrade or make
future changes.
Software engineering is the art of creating a program that will . When someone
says they’re a software engineer, you can expect their knowledge to mostly be
about how the system works and why. A software engineer isn’t focused on the
means of production. In the other hand, conventional engineering is the art of using
math and science for business needs. While a software engineer focuses on how the
software runs, a conventional engineer focuses on how much money it takes to run
the software. Another example that can be used to compare the two is marketing. A
software engineer will use analysis and data to build a software from the
information gathered from a conventional engineer. For example, a conventional
engineer is in charge of gathering enough data from users’ clicks on a website. The
conventional engineer will then give the data to the software engineer in hopes of
creating a software that is easier for the users’ to follow. The software engineer
will then be in charge of creating a software that targets that specific algorithm in
order to make the website more accessible. Software Engineering vs conventional
engineering. So the obvious, in Conventional engineering, there is math and
materials. If you need a wall 10 foot tall, there are standards in place to say you
need this, this and this. If you are using sheetrock, you need so much sheet rock,
so many nails, putty, and such. In Software engineering, it is all done on a
computer. There is nothing to touch besides a keyboard. There are so many
different ways to get done what is needed that it can be done in different
programming languages even.
Hackers are getting better and better at what they do, software has to be able to
stand up to those issues. Many companies want penetration testing and/or
vulnerability assessments before taking on a new company or product.
With conventional engineering, the standards are there. You want to build as many
walls, buildings, homes as possible. The only real question is going to be say the
area, if you are in a Hurricane area, you need to do things a little different, but a
wall is a wall, you build them over and over again. I would have to say that
Software Engineering Process is a process which majorly involves computer science,
information technology and discrete mathematics. However, Conventional Engineering
Process is a process which majorly involves science, mathematics, and empirical
knowledge. Another difference is that In Software Engineering Process construction
and development cost is low, whereas Conventional Engineering Process construction
and development cost is high. There are so many differences between the two and
they both have their own purposes. Software quality is defined as a field of study
and practice that describes the desirable attributes of software products. There are
two main approaches to software quality such as defect management and quality
Some of the ways that Software engineers emphasize to ensure quality are
encourage innovations, communication, implement quality controls from the
beginning, etc. Some of the ways that conventional engineering emphasize is create
or make quality. Meaning quality of software must be measured or quantified and
mechanisms put into place to motivate towards achieving the goal. Another one
would be giving product early. Most important and effective to determine and
identify their real and realistic needs is to give product to users and let them play
with it. That way they can know if the product that they are getting is worth it or
not. For example, when buying a new car, you want tested out and see if it piques
your interest. Most people would just read the description what features and quality
it has. Then they would compare it with other devices to see which one is better
and worth purchasing. The biggest contrast between software and aerospace
engineering (or any type of engineering) is that the software is not physically real.
It is only in the virtual realm (inside the computer). It makes it easy to
differentiate a program before it is coded. If idling for a bridge to be completed
and informing the engineer that the bridge needs two more lanes, it might as well
be joked about because suggestions are invalid. It's a blessing and a curse that
software is virtual by nature. It's a good thing because it refines the system during
expansion to go through the needs and wants of the user, adding new improved
characteristics to take benefitted prospects that are found by completion, and make
changes to adjust the growing business practices in today’s world. Coders are
pleased to write code through some applications to perform tasks that are imagined
by them. In other engineering types, there is no such thing as flexibility or in a
sense not possible. Although bugs do occur even if flexibility allows changes during
a software project's development cycle. There's a chance it might mess things up.
Adding new features equals a convoluted mess. Modifying new things and
constantly adding more can be nearly impossible for the system to function
properly. The project will never be completed if this is the case.Software
engineering is a method where workstations, software development, and building
applications are all associated with knowledge of machinery. Conventional is
primarily used for experimental understanding and is mostly about the construction
of making automobiles, mechanical robots, and computer hardware. Software's
construction is low in price and builds new designs. Conventional construction is
quite high but their development requirements can change their designs that are
Software engineering quality
Testing early
For software precision, testing during the beginning stages is paramount. Any bugs
that show up during the beginning stage will not have a snowball effect down the
road. If the defect is larger than it is, it will be very costly.
Quality controls starting from the first stage
Being aware of quality controls should be made apparent when testers work
alongside developers to strengthen standards while it is ongoing during development.
Conventional engineering mass production
High accuracy ratio
It's highly accurate when producing examination and confirmation by using current
Low construction expenses
Low expenses because computerization excludes the number of unnecessary job
responsibilities, therefore forcing workers to be jobless.
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