Methods for Software Reliability and Software Quality

Module nameMethods for Software Reliability and Software Quality
Type of moduleSelectable mandatory module
Learning results,
competencies, qualification goals
The student is able to:
  • analyse, model and evaluate software in respect of the quality and reliability,
  • create, apply and evaluate different mathematical software quality models,
  • establish and determine quality characteristics for software.

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 contents
  • Introducing and evaluating the quality characteristics for software.
  • Analysing of and familiarizing with procedures relating to quality assurance and application of mathematical model descriptions.
  • Examples of applications that result from various applications.
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 performanceExamination performances: written 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 [u.a.] : VDE-Verl., 2011
  • Börcsök, Josef, Elektronische Sicherheitssysteme Hardwarekonzepte, Modelle und Berechnung Heidelberg : Hüthig, 2007
  • Hoffmann, Dirk W. Software-Qualität. Berlin: Springer, 2008 - More reference literature is going to be recommended in the course.

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