COMPX341-21A (HAM)

Software Quality Assurance

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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This paper introduces the systematic methods Software Engineers follow to assure Software Quality.
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The paper is planned to be taught via lectures, assignments and readings from the required textbook and recommended texts.

Lecture materials will be available through Moodle and recorded on Panopto.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Identify the major phases and disciplines of a software engineering project focusing on quality assurance methodologies
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  • Elicit and specify software requirements of a software project with quality-assured methodologies
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  • Design software that corresponds to outlined requirements with quality-assured methodologies
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  • Design software testing plans with quality-assured methodologies
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  • Construct, maintain and test software systems with quality-assured methodologies
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  • Design software such that nonfunctional requirements are satisfied
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Assessment

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The paper will be assessed through five individual assignments.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Software Requirements Specification
19 Mar 2021
6:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Software Design Specification
9 Apr 2021
6:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Testing Plan Specification
30 Apr 2021
6:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Continuous Integration and Deployment
21 May 2021
6:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Performance Engineering
11 Jun 2021
6:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Online Support

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http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/ Students are expected to access course material and notices via Moodle. There will also be a discussion forum hosted online.
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Workload

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Students should expect to spend about 13 hours per week on this paper for those who are well prepared and competent.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMPX202 or COMPX242

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