ECTS - Advanced Topics in Software Quality Management

Advanced Topics in Software Quality Management (SE654) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Topics in Software Quality Management SE654 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.
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
  • List different types of software reviews and inspections, testing strategies and implementation
  • Review software quality infrastructure components, management components, standards, certification and assessments
  • Analyze and compare some software assessment and improvement models successfully implemented in organizations of different sizes
  • Discuss the importance of measurement in achieving quality and to be able to propose some new quality metrics
  • Discuss quality issues in emerging software development trends
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; quality

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Software quality factors and components of software quality assurance system Ch. 3, Ch. 4
2 Reviews, Inspection and Audits. Supporting Quality devices Ch. 8, Ch. 15
3 Testing Strategies Ch. 9
4 Testing Techniques Ch. 18
5 Configuration Management Ch. 18
6 Software Quality Metrics Ch. 21
7 Kalite Yönetimi standartları: ISO 9001, 9003, CMMI,ISO/IEC 15504 Ch. 23
8 SQA project process standards: IEEE/EIA STD 12207, IEEE 1012,1028 ISO 9001,9003,CMMI,ISO/IEC 15504 Ch. 24
9 Case studies related with software process assessment and improvement Other source (research papers, case studies)
10 Quality Assurance in Agile Software Development Other source (research papers, case studies)
11 Case studies related with software measurement and metrics Other source(research papers, case studies)
12 Presentations of Seminar/discussion -
13 Project presentations -
14 Project presentations -
15 Final Exam -
16 Final exam -


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 2 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
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 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