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 learn impotency and difficulties of software measurement activity.
  • Be able to learn basic and advanced software measurement concepts.
  • To understand to measure internal and external measures of Software product.
  • To know 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
-
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
15
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
35
Final / Oral 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
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
-
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
22
    Total
150

 

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
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
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
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

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