2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
For students enrolled in S735, S737, S778, S779: Nil
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.
1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.
Modern software development faces complex and frequently changing requirements. As a result, the quality of the software often suffers, impacting the reliability, security, and reputation of the software product. In this unit we examine the field of software testing including the role of testing throughout the software lifecycle, processes and standards for testing, and tools and technologies for testing and issue tracking. The role of software testing in the overall process of software quality assurance is also considered.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Apply knowledge of software testing techniquesstandards and processes to enhance software quality.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinking
Synthesize knowledge of software systems for effectively and efficiently conducting software testing
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Compose, analyse and evaluate test cases for software systems and make justified recommendations to improve testing processes and software quality
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Apply software testing tools for automated tests and unit testing
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacy
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Prescribed text(s): Jorgensen, 2013, Software Testing: A Craftsmans Approach, 4th edition, Auerbach Publications.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT707 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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