15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module provides an introduction to the processes and problems of building complex software such as for use in aerospace applications. Topics covered can be split into four major groups: safety, specification languages, concepts of software engineering, different methods of software testing. A substantial amount of time will be spent on the ideas of software testing and specific testing techniques. a. Safety includes software and systems safety, methods of performing hazard analysis, human factors and the IEC 61508 standard. b. Specification languages such as Statecharts. c. Software engineering concepts focus on the software lifecycle, safe language subsets, software testing and maintenance. d. The software testing part is concerned with advanced approaches to generating software tests. You should be aware that there are limited places available on this course. 

Restrictions on availability: Students taking this module are expected to have done a programming module. The language used in COM6506 assignment is Java hence prior familiarity with it is necessary.

Staff Contact: TAYLOR RAMSAY
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing

Notes: This unit forms part of an accredited degree programme

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