ECTS - Software Quality Management

Software Quality Management (SE554) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Software Quality Management SE554 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of software quality, quality models, standards and methodologies used in software development organizations.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss various Software Quality Assurance (SQA) activities performed during the development and maintenance of software systems
  • Review application aspects of SQA systems
  • Describe pre-project software quality components which includes contract review, development and quality plan
  • List different types of software reviews and inspections, testing strategies and implementation
  • Discuss pre-maintenance software quality components, maintenance software quality assurance tools
  • Analyze software quality management standards, certification including process assessment and improvement models
  • Review software quality infrastructure components, management components, standards, certification and assessments
Course Content Introduction to software quality and assurance; components of software quality assurance; configuration management; reviews, inspection and audits; software testing strategies and techniques; software quality standards; certification and assessment; introduction of case studies related with software process improvement and quality metrics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to software quality and assurance Chapters 1-2 (main text)
2 Software quality factors Chapter 3
3 Overview of components of software quality assurance system Chapter 4
4 Integrating quality activities in project life cycle Chapter 7
5 Reviews, Inspection and Audits Chapter 8
6 Testing Strategies and testing techniques Chapter 9 and 10
7 Procedures and work instructions, Configuration Management Chapter 14, 18
8 Software Quality Metrics Chapter 21
9 Case studies related with software measurement and metrics Other source
10 Quality management standards: ISO 9001, 9003, CMMI,ISO/IEC 15504 Chapter 23
11 SQA project process standards: IEEE/EIA STD 12207, IEEE 1012,1028 ISO 9001,9003,CMMI,ISO/IEC 15504 Chapter 24
12 Case studies related with software process assessment and improvement Other source (research papers)
13 SQA unit Chapter 26
14 Presentations of Projects
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Software Quality Assurance: From Theory to Implementation by Daniel Galin, Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN: 0201709457
Other Sources 2. Software Quality: Producing Practical, Consistent Software, by Ben-Menachem M, and Marliss G.S., Thompson Computer Press, 1997, ISBN: 1-85032-326-7.
3. Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering, Kan S.H., Addison-Wesley, 2002, ISBN: 0201729156
4. Software Quality Management and ISO 9001, Jenner M. John-Wiley & Sons, 1995, ISBN: 0471118885
5. Software Metrics: A Rigorous and Practical Approach, N.Fenton and Shari Pfleeger, Thomson Computer Press, 1996, ISBN: 0-534-95425-1.
6. The Capability Maturity Model Report, M.C. Paulk et al., available at
7. Software Engineering by Sommerville, Eight Edition, Addison Wesley 2007

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 15
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar 2 15
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 8 115
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues.
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems.
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge.
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research.
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge.
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 2 5 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 131