CITS5501 Software Testing and Quality Assurance
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Software testing and quality assurance processes are critical to ensure the success of software projects. This unit covers testing methodologies and theories including (1) standard test processes—unit tests, integration, system, performance, acceptance and installation; (2) testing methods—code inspections, equivalence class tests, path testing, conformance testing and use case tests; (3) verification and validation of software—inspections, test case design and execution, and test metrics; (4) quality assurance—ISO 9001 and CMMI standards, configuration management, process modelling, usability, complexity and process metrics, project and risk management, and reliability modelling; and (5) formal methods for design and verification.
- Students are able to (1) formally document and communicate software quality assurance processes; (2) assess a software system/project for threats to project quality; (3) describe the types of software quality, and measures that reflect software quality; (4) design comprehensive tests to mitigate threats at the unit, system and user level; (5) explain the testing process and manage and prioritise test suites; and (6) explain the principles of formal project correctness, and prove simple programs conform to a given specification.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory project; (2) research seminar; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Arran Stewart
- Unit rules
- enrolment in one of the following: the Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering)
the Master of Information Technology and 12 points of programming-based units. For pre-2012 course: CITS2220 Software Engineering: Design
- CITS4220 Software Quality and Measurement
Pressman, R. S. Software Engineering: a Practitioner's Approach, 7th edn: McGraw-Hill 2009
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