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SIT707 - Software Quality and Testing


2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Feifei Chen


For students enrolled in S735, S737, S778, S779: Nil



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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 Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply knowledge of software testing techniques
standards and processes to enhance software quality.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking


Synthesize knowledge of software systems for effectively and efficiently conducting software testing

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: 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 capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Apply software testing tools for automated tests and unit testing

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Software testing report 1 Written report, approximately 3,000 words 20% Week 5
Software testing report 2 Written report, approximately 3,000 words 20% Week 9
Examination 2-hour written examination 60% Examination period

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.

Learning Resource

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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