CT6005: Software Quality Assurance

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CT6005: Software Quality Assurance

Module Title Software Quality Assurance
Module Code CT6005
Module Tutor Billy McQueer
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The module covers key issues and standard-based methodologies related to the management of software development and explores strategies central to the assurance of quality within different software development environments.

Indicative Syllabus

The module covers the foundations of software quality assurance and the development of appropriate quality assurance strategies via the application of current standards, models and measurement techniques.

Learning Outcomes
  1. critically evaluate alternative standards, models and techniques aimed at achieving quality assurance in a variety of software development environments,
  2. research, consolidate and present large amounts of information related to appropriate quality assurance techniques and be able to make recommendations for management strategies,
  3. propose and defend innovative solutions to software quality assurance and measurement problems in the context of various software development environments,
  4. critically evaluate different software development environments and contexts with respect to the application of appropriate standards and models,
  5. critically evaluate leading edge approaches in software development and attendant quality assurance methodologies, presenting the research using Harvard referencing.
  6. understand and apply key quality assurance techniques tailored for specific software development environments.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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