SEN4011 Software Measurement and TestingBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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 Spring 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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.