ECTS - Advanced Topics in Software Engineering

Advanced Topics in Software Engineering (SE650) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Topics in Software Engineering SE650 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to further develop your understanding of the concepts and methods required for the construction of large software intensive systems. It aims to develop a broad understanding of the discipline of software engineering. It seeks to complement a familiarity with analysis and design with a knowledge of the full range of techniques and processes associated with the development of complex software intensive systems. It aims to set these in an appropriate engineering and management context.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss software development methodologies for the analysis, design and maintenance of software systems
  • Describe behavioral requirements modeling
  • Discover requirement analysis patterns
  • Explain design patterns
  • Describe requirements models for web and mobile applications
  • Describe review techniques
  • Extend testing strategies to OO, web and mobile applications
  • Explain security issues in software development and testing
  • Employ product metrics for the design model to measure software quality
  • Discuss methods for software project estimation
Course Content Introduction to software engineering and related topics; software process and project metrics; project planning; scheduling and tracking; configuration management; software quality assurance; requirement analysis; data flow diagrams and related topics; design concepts and methods; implementation; testing methods and test strategies; object-oriented

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Software Process Structure, Process Models Ch. 3, Ch. 4
2 Agile Development Ch. 5
3 Requirements Modeling Ch. 11
4 Review of Design Concepts Ch.12, Ch.13
5 Review of Design Concepts Ch.14, Ch.15
6 Pattern-Based Design Ch. 16
7 Webapp and Mobileapp Design Ch. 17, Ch. 18
8 Quality Concepts Ch. 19, Ch. 20
9 Review Techniques Ch. 20
10 Testing OO Systems Ch. 24
11 Testing Webapps and Mobileapps Ch.25, Ch. 26
12 Security Engineering Ch. 27
13 Product Metrics for the Design Model Ch. 30.3, Ch.30.4
14 Software Project Estimation Ch. 33
15 Maintenance and Reengineering Ch.31
16 Project Presentation


Course Book 1. Pressman, R. S. and B.R. Maxim, Software Engineering, McGraw Hill, 2014 (8th edition)
3. ISO/IEC TR 19759:2005, Software Engineering - Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), ANSI, 2007
4. Van Vliet, H., Software Engineering: Principles and Practice, Wiley, 2008 (1st edition)
5. Tsui, F. F., Karam, O., Essentials of Software Engineering, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2006 (1st edition)
6. Schach, S. R., Object-oriented and Classical Software Engineering, McGraw Hill, 2006 (7th edition)
Other Sources 2. Sommerville, I., Software Engineering, Addison-Wesley, 2015 (10th edition)

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 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
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 To become familiar with the state-of-the art and the literature in the software engineering research domain X
2 An ability to conduct world-class research in software engineering and publish scholarly articles in top conferences and journals in the area X
3 Be able to conduct quantitative and qualitative studies in software engineering X
4 Acquire skills needed to bridge software engineering academia and industry and to develop and apply scientific software engineering approaches to solve real-world problems X
5 An ability to access information in order to follow recent developments in science and technology and to perform scientific research or implement a project in the software engineering domain. X
6 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities related to Software Engineering X
7 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards of excellence for software engineering practices standards and methodologies. X
8 An understanding about the impact of Software Engineering solutions in a global, environmental, societal and legal context while making decisions X
9 Promote the development, adoption and sustained use of standards of excellence for software engineering practices X

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 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments 4 5 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 135