SE 460 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Software Measurement
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SE 460
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide students a common understanding of field of software measures and software measurement. This course covers topics which include software measurement framework, measuring software quality, internal and external product attributes, and goalquestionmeasurement.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • be able to define impotency and difficulties of software measurement activity
  • be able to asses basic and advanced software measurement concepts
  • be able to identify to measure a software product
  • be able to relate software measurement to software life cycle stops
  • be able to select the industrial standards related with software measures.
Course Content This course addresses software measures. Software measurement is playing an increasingly important role in software engineering since this discipline is becoming an engineering discipline. It is necessary then to address techniques of measurement in the context of the engineering disciplines.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction Fenton and Pfleeger, ch.1
2 The basics of measurement Fenton and Pfleeger, ch.2
3 Goalbased framework for measurement Fenton and Pfleeger, ch.3
4 Empirical investigation Fenton and Pfleeger, ch.4
5 Software measurement process ISO 15939
6 Measuring internal product attributes: size Fenton and Pfleeger, ch.7
7 Functional size measurement Kan, ch.18, Sommerville, ch.26
8 Review
9 Midterm exam
10 Measuring internal product attributes Fenton and Pfleeger, ch.8
11 Measuring external product attributes Fenton and Pfleeger, ch.9, ISO 9126
12 Measuring software reliability Fenton and Pfleeger, ch.10
13 Object oriented software measurement Chidamber and Kemerer
14 Object oriented software measurement Chidamber and Kemerer
15 General Evaluation
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Fenton and Pfleeger, Software Metrics: A Rigorous Practical Approach, 2nd ed., PWS Publishing Company, 1998.
Suggested Readings/Materials Imagix 4D is an industry standard tool for source code analysis,static code analysis, software metrics and documentation. Kan S., Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering, , 2nd ed, AddisonWesley, 2003.ISO/IEC 15939: 2007. System and Software EngineeringMeasurement Process, International Organization for Standardization, 2007.ISO/IEC 91261: Software Engineering – Product Quality – Part 1: Quality model, International Organization for Standardization, 1999.Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge: 2004 ed., Abran and Moore, IEEE, April 2005.Sommerville, Software Engineering, 8e, AddisonWesley, 2007.The Common Software Measurement International Consortium, http://www.cosmicon.com/.Chidamber and Kemerer, A Metrics Suite for Object Oriented Design, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 6, June 1994.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
15
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
-
-
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
35
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
-
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exam
1
22
    Total
130

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

X
2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

X
3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

X
4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

X
5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

X
6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

X
7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

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