2019 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Education Award

Bernd Bruegge – Technical University of Munich, Germany

Prof. Bruegge has contributed to software engineering education for three decades with his pioneering leadership in education. He has been offering project courses and capstone courses in software engineering regularly for 30 years at TUM and CMU and has been invited to teach them in otherinstitutions. The distinguishing characteristics of his project courses are that they involve real customers from industry and must deliver a real, working system at a real deadline. His approach confronts students with the joys and challenges of interacting with customers and teaches a broad range of technical and non-technical skills: communication, media competence, creativity and technical competencies.