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CITS5501 Software Testing and Quality Assurance

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Arran Stewart
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in in the 62510 Master of Information Technology or ( the 62550 Master of Professional Engineering and the SP-ESOFT Software Engineering specialisation ) or ( the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] and the MJD-ICYDM International Cybersecurity major ) or ( the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] and the MJD-ESOFT Software Engineering major ) and completion of 12 points of programming-based units
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Text

Pressman, R. S. Software Engineering: a Practitioner's Approach, 7th edn: McGraw-Hill 2009

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