Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
SEN4011 Software Measurement and Testing Fall 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi BETÜL ERDOĞDU ŞAKAR
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi BETÜL ERDOĞDU ŞAKAR
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The students will have the ability of applying the principles of software measurement to plan software projects to monitor how well projects are being carried out. The students can also prepare test cases to test the developed applications in software projects at the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Define the terminology of software measurement and test and describe software measurement tools
2. Define goal based measurement and related metrics
3. Describe measurement models, scales and metrics
4. Measure physical software size and express functionality of a software
5. Identify the structural complexity of a software
6. Evaluate effort estimations and task durations in a software development project
7. Define software reliability models
8. Define software testing basics and principles
9. Identify origins of defects and defect classes
10. Apply black box and white box testing techniques in a software development project

Course Content

The course content is composed of software measurement basics, goal based measurement, measurement theory, measuring software size, measuring complexity, estimating effort, measuring software reliability, software testing principles, defects and tests, black box testing strategies, white box testing strategies.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Software Measurement Basics
3) Goal Based Measurement
4) Measurement Theory
5) Measuring Software Size
6) Measuring Complexity
7) Estimating Effort
8) Measuring Software Reliability
9) Software Testing Principles
10) Defects and Tests
11) Black Box Testing Strategies
12) Black Box Testing Strategies
13) White Box Testing Strategies
14) White Box Testing Strategies


Course Notes / Textbooks: Lonnie D. Bentley and Jeffrey L. Whitten, Systems Analysis & Design for the Global Enterprise 7ed, McGraw Hill, 2007, ISBN-13 978-0-07-110766-2
References: Yok

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Project 1 % 25
Midterms 1 % 35
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 5 7 35
Project 1 20 20
Midterms 1 20 20
Final 1 21 21
Total Workload 138

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.