SE 305 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Software Specification and Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SE 305
Fall
2
2
3
8

Prerequisites
  SE 105 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives Study of the principals, practices, and techniques used to gather system requirements and document them in a requirements specification. Learning techniques for requirement discovery such as user interviews and prototyping. Introduces approaches for organizing and expressing software requirements in a requirements specification. Study of requirements with increasing emphasis on converting requirements into a software system design. Presenting alternative approaches to design representation including diagrammatic and formal approaches, techniques for evaluating specifications. Investigating the software architectures and design models. Learning how to design and model software systems using UML, and their documentations.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will have knowledge of requirement engineering stages and processes and interviewing and negotiation with clients
  • Students will be able to draw UML diagrams
  • Students will be able to finalize specification documentation
Course Content In this course, students learn the theoretical and practical aspects of specification and design stages of SE. More, this course enables students to realize software specification and design phases of sample projects with real clients.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to System Analysis and Design Textbook Ch. 1
2 Project Management Textbook Ch. 2
3 Requirements Determination Textbook Ch. 3
4 Business Process and Functional Modeling Textbook Ch. 4
5 Business Process and Functional Modeling Textbook Ch. 4
6 Data Modeling Ch. 6 -- Dennis A., Wixom B.H., and Roth R.M. Systems analysis and design. 5th ed. John Wiley&Sons, 2012.
7 Structural Modeling Textbook Ch. 5
8 Behavioral Modeling Textbook Ch. 6
9 Behavioral Modeling Textbook Ch. 6
10 Moving on to Design Textbook Ch. 7
11 Class and Method Design Textbook Ch. 8
12 Data Management Layer Design Textbook Ch. 9
13 Human-Computer Interaction Design Textbook Ch. 10
14 Review
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Dennis A., Wixom B.H., and Tegarden D. Systems Analysis and Design: An Object Oriented Approach with UML, 5th ed., Wiley, 2015.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Bennett S., McRobb S., and Farmer R. Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design Using UML. 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2010.

Sommerville I. Software Engineering. 10th ed., Pearson, 2016.

Larman C. Applying UML and Patterns. 3rd ed., Pearson, 2005.

Dennis A., Wixom B.H., and Roth R.M. Systems Analysis and Design, 5th ed., Wiley, 2012.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
5
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
228

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Software Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Software Engineering problems X
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose X
3 Ability to design, implement, verify, validate, measure and maintain a complex software system, process or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose X
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Software Engineering practice X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Software Engineering problems X
6 Ability to work efficiently in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually X
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself X
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development X
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Software Engineering solutions X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest