Kursguide - Course Syllabus

DIT845, Quality Management, 3,0 higher education credits
Quality Management, 3.0 högskolepoäng
First Cycle
1. Confirmation
The course syllabus was confirmed by The IT Faculty Board on 2010-09-07 to be valid from 2011-01-17.
Field of education: Science 100 %
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
2. Position in the educational system
The course is provided as part of the Software Engineering & Management Bachelor´s programme and is also
given as a single subject course.
Main field of studies
Applied IT, Software Engineering and Management
G1F, First Cycle, has less than 60 credits in firstcycle course/s as entry requirements
3. Entry requirements
Students within the Software Engineering and Management program need to have completed the courses
provided as part of the first term of the program (i.e. DIT948, DIT215, DIT545 and DIT630).
Students taking the course as a single subject course must have successfully completed 30 hec of university
studies in Software Engineering and Management.
4. Course content
The course introduces the notion of software quality. The students are made acquainted with quality and
quality assurance. They learn methods and techniques to assure quality of both the end product (a system or
application), and for the software process itself. The role of quality assurance is described for software, for a
software process, and for a software project. It is explained how these are related in an organization.
5. Learning outcomes
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5.1. Knowledge and understanding
• explain quality assurance models in software engineering
• define the contents of quality assurance plans
• conclude different statuses of defects in software projects
5.2. Skills and abilities
• construct quality assurance plan;
(a) specify details of quality assurance activities
(b) specify details of defect management processes
• synthesize project and quality metrics, e.g., the student the student defines metrics required for
monitoring the quality of projects, products and processes in software engineering
5.3. Judgement and approach
• recognize emerging techniques and methods for quality management using relevant information sources
6. Literature
See sepature literature list.
7. Assessment
The course is assessed by means of a written examination.
A student who has failed a test twice has the right to change examiner, unless weighty argument can be
adduced. The application shall be sent to the Department and has to be in writing.
8. Grading scale
The grading scale comprises Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with Distinction (VG).
For Pass (G) as complete course grade, the student should show understanding and the basic ability to apply
knowledge from section 5 above at least 60% of the points from section 5 of this document should be
For Pass with distinction (VG) the student should show full understanding and ability to apply the knowledge
from section 5 and ability to reason beyond that. For example the students can show knowledge from
literature beyond the one presented in the course, new methods and theories (not discussed in the course) or
new tools.
Regarding the application of ECTS scales, please see Vice-Chancellors decision 2007-05-28, dnr G 8
9. Course evaluation
After completion of the course the students are to be given the possibility of participating in course
anonymously. The processed results of the course evaluations are to be made accessible to students and also
made available to new students at the beginning of the next course. Possible changes brought about as a result
of course evaluations are to be described.
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10. Additional information
Language of instruction: English.