Software Architecture (SE558) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Software Architecture SE558 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 an overview of software design architecture, application, languages for software and critical systems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain basics of architecture, application, and languages for software and critical systems
  • Apply different software techniques and documentation
  • Analyse various real life software architecture construction, success and pitfalls
Course Content Introduction to software architecture; architecture business cycle; creating an architecture; introducing a case study; understanding and achieving quality; design, document and reconstruct software architecture; methods for architecture evaluation; quantitative approach to architecture design decision making; software product lines; middleware, mo

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Software Quality Attributes Chapter 3
2 Middleware Architectures and Technology Chapter 4
3 Software Product Lines Chapter 9
4 Aspect Oriented Architectures Chapter 10
5 Model-Driven Architecture Chapter 11
6 Service Oriented Architecture & Technologies Chapter 12
7 Semantics Web Chapter 13
8 Software Agents Chapter 43
9 Applied Architectures and Styles Software Architecture Foundations, Theory, and Practice by Richard N. Taylor, Nenad Medvidovic, Eric M. Dashofy -Chapter 11
10 Design for Non-Functional Properties Chapter 12
11 Security and Trust Chapter 13
12 Architectural Adaptation Chapter 14
13 Domain-Specific Software Engineering Chapter 15
14 Standards Chapter 16
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Essential Software Architecture by Ian Gorton, Springer, 2006
Other Sources 2. Software Architecture in Practice, Second Edition, by Bass, Clements and Kazman, Addison-Wesley Publishers, ISBN: 0-321-15495-9, 2007
3. Quality Software Project Management by Robert T. Futrell, Donald F. Shafer, and Linda I. Shafer, Prentice Hall, 2002
4. Evaluating Software Architecture- Methods and Case Studies, by Paul Clements, Rick Kazman, Mark Klein, ISBN: 020170482X, Addison Wesley, 2007.
5. Software System Architecture by Nick Rozanski and Eoin Woods, ISBN 0-321-11229-6, Addison Wesley, 2007
6. Software Product Line in Action Frank Van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes, ISBN 978-3-540-71436-1 Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2007

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 15
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
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 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 2 15 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 228