Reliability Models and Software Architecture for Complex Systems

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Module nameReliability Models and Software Architecture for Complex Systems
Type of moduleSelectable mandatory module
Learning results,
competencies, qualification goals
The student is able to:

Learning results with regard to the objectives of the course of study:
  • Gaining deeper insight into the mathematical and natural science areas
  • Gaining a deeper knowledge about the specific electrical fundamentals
  • Acquiring enhanced and applied subject-specific basics
  • Identifying and classifying complex electro-technical and interdisciplinary tasks
  • Being confident in the ability to apply and evaluate analytical methods
  • Being able to create and evaluate solving methods independently
  • Familiarising oneself with new areas of knowledge, running searches and assessing the results
  • Gaining important and profound experience in the area of practical technical skills and engineering activities
  • Working and researching in national and international contexts
Types of courses4 SWS (semester periods per week):       2 SWS lecture
                                                                 2 SWS exercise
Course contentsThis lecture deals with different modeling techniques for the quantitative and qualitative calculation of the reliability of software. This includes, among others, the models of Musa, Okomoto, Göll, etc.
Teaching and learning methods
(forms of teaching and learning)
Lecture, presentation, learning by teaching, self-regulated learning, problem-based learning
Frequency of the module offeringWinter term
Language English
Requirements for the
participation in the module
Prerequisites according to examination regulations
Student  workload180 h:   60 h attendance studies
                      120 h personal studies
Academic performancesNone
Precondition for the
admission to the
examination performance
Examination performancewritten exam 60-180 min. or oral exam (20-40min.), term paper/presentation
Number of credits
of the module
6 credits and 1 credit of them applies to the integrated key competencies

In charge of the moduleProf. Dr. Josef Börcsök
Teacher of the moduleProf. Dr. Josef Börcsök and his co-workers
Forms of mediaProjector, black board, piece of paper, demonstrations and design work at the PC
Literature references

Börcsök, Josef, Funktionale Sicherheit Grundzüge sicherheitstechnischer Systeme. Berlin [et al.] : VDE-Verl., 2011

Börcsök, Josef, Electronic safety systems hardware concepts, models and calculation Heidelberg : Hüthig, 2007

Hoffmann, Dirk W. Software quality. Berlin : Springer, 2008

More reference literature is going to be recommended in the course.

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