ECTS - Fundamentals of Software Engineering

Fundamentals of Software Engineering (SE722) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Fundamentals of Software Engineering SE722 3 0 0 3 7.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
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Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide the fundamental concepts of Software Engineering discipline and to provide insight into abstraction, problem solving and systemic view.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Demonstrate a complete view of Software Engineering
  • Appraise basics of software project management, requirements engineering, design, testing, validation, configuration and quality management issues
  • Identify the role of computing systems in development of general purpose macro level hybrid systems
  • Explain the maturity level of the field as an engineering discipline
  • Recognize the importance of customer/end-user in socio-technical systems context
Course Content Basic concepts: abstraction, problem solving, reuse, and system decomposition. Overview of software engineering: life cycle, systems, customers, users, requirements, design, implementation, software quality assurance, Software configuration management, testing and maintenance.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Software Engineering and Socio-technical Systems Chapter 1-2
2 Software Engineering and Socio-technical Systems Chapters 1-2
3 Software Process Models Chapter 4
4 Project Management Chapter 5
5 Project Management Chapter 5
6 Software Requirements Chapter 6
7 Requirements Engineering Concepts Chapter 7
8 Requirements Engineering Concepts Chapter 7
9 System Models Chapter 8
10 Design Concepts: Architectural Design Object-Oriented Design, User Interface Design Chapter 11, 14, 16
11 Testing, Verification and Validation Chapter 22
12 Testing, Verification and Validation Chapter 23
13 Quality Management Chapter 27
14 Configuration Management Chapter 29
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. I.Sommerville, "Software Engineering", Addison-Wesley, Seventh Edition, 2004, ISBN 0-321-21026-3
Other Sources 2. S.L. Pfleeger and J.M. Atlee, "Software Engineering: Theory and Practice", Pearson Education, Third Edition, 2006, ISBN: 0-13-198461-6
3. Arifoğlu and A. Doğru,, “Yazılım Mühendisliği”, SAS Bilişim Yayınları, 2001, 975-97197-2-X.
4. R.Pressman, “Software Engineering: APractitionar’s Approach”, McGraw Hill, Sixth Edition, 2005, ISBN:0-07-285318-2
5. Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, World Wide Web Consortium,

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
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. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems. X
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge. X
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research. X
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge. X
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)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 20 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 3 15 45
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 175