Software Architecture & Quality Management

Description

This course has two major parts: Software Architecture and Quality Management.

The first part of this course introduces the field of Software Architecture and develops skills in designing software architectures. A number of architectural styles, focusing on strengths and weaknesses of each, will be discussed. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the design of software architectures. Software architecture has a significant impact on the system quality.

The second part of this course introduces concepts of software quality. It examines principles and techniques for designing quality into software, and for measuring and monitoring quality in software. It focuses on the use of standards, and on formal and informal methods for software verification and validation.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate and apply the main software architecture styles, the techniques used for architecture design and choose the most appropriate style for a large software system

2. Describe the general strategies used for quality improvement and software metrics

3. Illustrate how component quality impacts the overall quality of a large software system.

4. Describe and apply formal and informal methods for software verification and validation

5. Describe how to manage quality throughout a software project.

Content

Topics for this course are:

  • Basic concepts of Software Architecture
  • Architecture Design: global analysis
  • Architecture Design: conceptual view
  • Architecture Design: module view
  • Architectural Styles
  • Architectural Analysis and Evaluation using case studies
  • Formal Methods for Software Verification
  • Informal methods for Software Verification and Validation
  • Software Quality Measurement
  • Software Quality Management

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SENG4420. Students who have successfully completed SENG4420 are not eligible to enrol in SENG3130.

Assumed Knowledge

SENG2130 (or INFT2009 for students in the BIT program)

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

Project: Software Project 2

Project: Software Project 1

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term