The objectives of this course is to make students have ability to understand Softwar Quality Engineering concepts and practices. .



PREREQUISITES: Software Engineering (CMP-3310)


After reading this course you should be able to:

  • Understansing of Quality Management system, quality goals and its objectives.
  • Understand the importance of Ethical and Legal compliance..
  • Understanding of quality various standards and models i.e.ISO 9000, IEEE software engineering standards, CMMI.
  • Role and importance of organizational Leadership and its associated skills i.e. Facilitation and Communication skills.
  • Importance of working in teams and use of various tools for team management.
  • Understanding of various Quality methodologies i.e. Process improvement models, defect prevention, cost of quality.
  • Importance of Project tracking and control methods, audit process, software verification and validation methods.
  • Analyzing various test strategies, plans, test tools and techniques.
  • Understannd the importance of Reviews, inspection, test case documentation, problem reports, results data and metrics.
  • Importance of .Installation testing and configuration control.


  1. The certified quality engineer , by Linda Westfall  


  • A Quality Principles, Benefits of Quality, Organization and Process Benchmarking.
  • Ethical and Legal Compliance: ASQ Code of Ethics, Legal and Regularity.
  • Standards and Models: ISO 9000 Standards, IEEE Software Engineering Standards, SEI Compatibility Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).
  • Leadership Skills: Organizational Leadership, Facilitation Skills, Communication Skills.
  • Team Skills, Team Management, Team Tools.
  • Quality  Management  System:  Quality  Goals  and  Objectives,  Customers  and  Other Stakeholders, Planning, Outsourcing.
  • Methodologies for Quality Management: Cost of Quality, Process Improvement Models, Corrective Action Procedures, Defect Prevention.
  • Audit Types, Audit Roles and Responsibilities, Audit Process.
  • Project Tracking and Control, Tracking Methods, Project Reviews and Program Reviews.
  • Software Verification and Validation Method, Software Product Evaluation.
  • Testing Planning and Design: Test Strategies, Test Plans, Test Design, Test Coverage Specifications, Code Coverage Techniques, Test Environments, Test Tools.
  • Reviews and Inspection: Peer Reviews, Formal Versus Informal Reviews, Types of Peer Reviews, Walk-Throughs, Inspections, Technical Reviews.
  • Test Execution Documentation: Test Execution, Test Case, Test Procedure, Test Log, Problem Report, Test Result Data and Metrics, Test Report.
  • Customer  Deliverables:  Peer  Reviews,  Development  Testing,  Development  Audits, Pilots, Installation Testing, Customer/User Testing.
  • Configuration Control and Status Accounting: Item, Baseline, Version Control, CCB, Concurrent Development, and Status Accounting, Configuration Audit.   


  • Final Term Exams: 50 Marks
  • Mid Term Exams: 30 Marks
  • Sessional: 20 Marks:
    • Quiz: 8 Marks
    • Presentations: 7 Marks 
    • Assignment & Attendance: 10 Marks


  1. BSSE 5th Regular (Monday: 08:00 - 09:30 AM) (Tuesday: 08:00 - 09:30 AM)
  2. BSSE 5th Self (Wednesday: 02:00 - 03:30 PM) (Thursday: 11:00 - 12:30 PM)

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