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Module INF-33-52-M-6

Quality Management of Software and Systems (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-33-52-M-6 Quality Management of Software and Systems 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg. WiSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-SE] Software-Engineering
Reference course of study [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-33-52-K-6
Quality Management of Software and Systems
P 42 h 78 h
ja PL1 4.0 irreg. WiSe
  • About [INF-33-52-K-6]: Title: "Quality Management of Software and Systems"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-33-52-K-6]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.
    • It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (20-60 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
  • Examination number: 63352 ("Quality Management of Software and Systems")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Quality management of Software and Systems is of crucial importance for a successful quality assurance. An insufficient quality assurance could endanger human lives or cause economic losses. Hence, also for customers a proof of compliance with quality management standards becomes more and more important.
  • This lecture discusses quality management of software and systems in a comprehensive way.
  • It introduces techniques that are applied for quality management and discusses their properties (advantages and disadvantages, limitations).
  • The different techniques for quality assurance themselves are not part of this lecture, because they are covered in the lecture “Software Quality Assurance”.
  • In addition, suitable procedures for establishing a quality management system are pointed out.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Students will be able to deal with important quality management techniques for software and systems.
  • In particular, they will be able to apply techniques for quality management like TQM, QFD and SPC.
  • They know how to deal with maturity model based methods in quality management.
  • Additionally, students are able to determine the suitability of structures of quality management systems for certain software and systems and can apply them successfully.


  • Liggesmeyer P., Software-Qualität (2.Aufl.), Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2009.
  • Feigenbaum A.V., Total Quality Control, New York: McGraw-Hill 1983.
  • Frehr H.-U., Total Quality Management: Unternehmensweite Qualitätsverbesserung, München: Hanser 1993.
  • Braverman J.D., Fundamentals of Statistical Quality Control, Reston: Reston Publishing Co., Prentice Hall 1981.
  • Wheeler D.J., Chambers D.S., Understanding Statistical Process Control, Knoxville: SPC Press 1992.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-33-52-M-6]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[INF-SIAK-DT-CS-MPOOL-6] SIAK Certificate "Digital Transformation" - Modules INF "Computer Science"