Requirements Engineering (SE560) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Requirements Engineering SE560 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 the requirements engineering methods for software engineers.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Get comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to develop high quality software requirements specification which is vital in successful software development projects.
  • Learn the methodologies and techniques - related with requirements - that are immediately applicable to a broad range of systems. Attain knowledge on the use of CASE tools
Course Content Domain understanding and requirements eliciation; requirements evaluation; requirements specification and documentation; requirements quality assurance; requirements evolution; modeling system objectives with goal diagrams; risk analysis on goal models; modeling system agents and responsibilities; modeling system behaviours; integrating multiple sy

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Domain Understanding and Requirements Eliciation Requirements Engineering, Axel van Lamsweerde- Ch. 2
2 Requirements Evaluation Ch.3
3 Requirements Specification and Documentation Ch.4
4 Requirements Quality Assurance Ch.5
5 Requirements Evolution Ch.6
6 Modelling System Objectives with Goal Diagrams Ch.8
7 Risk Analysis on Goal Models Ch.9
8 Modelling System Agents and Responsibilities Ch.11
9 Modelling System Behaviours Ch.13
10 Integrating Multiple System Views Ch.14
11 A Goal-Oriented Model-Building Method in Action Ch.15
12 Formal Specification of System Models Ch.17
13 Case study Review of topics
14 Case study Review of topics
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. van Lamsweerde, A., Requirements Engineering: From System Goals to UML Models to Software Specifications, Wiley, 2009.
2. Wiegers, K. E., Software Requirements, Second Edition (Pro-Best Practices), Microsoft Press, 2003
Other Sources 3. Leffingwell, D. & Widrig, D., Managing Software Requirements: A Use Case Approach, Addison Wesley, 2nd edn, 2003.
4. Hull, E., Jackson, K. & Dick, J., Requirements Engineering, Springer, 2nd Ed.,Pressman, R. S., Software Engineering, McGraw Hill, 2005
5. Thayer, R. H., Dorfman, M., Software Requirements Engineering, Wiley-IEEE Computer Society, 1999
6. Young, R. R., The Requirements Engineering Handbook, Artech House, 2004
7. Kotonya, G., Sommerville, I., Requirements Engineering: Processes and Techniques, Wiley, 1998
8. Requirements Management with Use Cases, Rational Software Corporation, (>=v5.5).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 analyze 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 1 20 20
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 10 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