Friedrich L. Bauer (born June 10, 1924, in Regensburg) is a German computer scientist and professor emeritus at Technical University of Munich.
- Software engineering is the part of computer science which is too difficult for the computer scientist.
- Bauer (1971) "Software Engineering." Information Processing: Proceedings of the IFIP Congress 1971, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, August 23-28, 1971.
- [Software engineering is the] establishment and use of sound engineering principles to obtain economically software that is reliable and works on real machines efficiently.
- Bauer (1972) "Software Engineering", In: Information Processing. p. 71