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Course INF-33-56-K-6

Quality Management and Quality Assurance of Software (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [INF-SE] Software-Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


Quality management and quality assurance should always be considered together. Quality management deals with organisational aspects; quality assurance with technical content. Insufficient quality can have negative consequences. Such consequences range from economic losses to human lives being endangered. Demonstrating compliance with quality management standards and the use of appropriate quality assurance techniques is therefore very important.

The course covers important aspects of software quality management and software quality assurance:

  • Techniques for software quality management and software quality assurance are introduced and their characteristics (advantages, disadvantages, limitations) are discussed.
  • Furthermore, practical examples of analysis and testing methods are covered.


  • Liggesmeyer P., Software-Qualität (2.Aufl.), Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2009
  • Spillner A., Linz T., Basiswissen Softwaretest (6. Aufl.), Heidelberg, dpunkt.Verlag, 2019
  • Myers G.J., Badgett T., Sandler C., The Art of Software Testing (3rd Edition), Hoboken, John Wiley & Sons, 2012

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-33-56-K-6]

Module Name Context
[INF-30-52-M-7] Software-Engineering 2 WP: Obligation to choose 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[INF-33-56-M-6] Quality Management and Quality Assurance of Software P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP