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System Testing (7172.5)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology




    This unit uses a software quality management framework to address the alignment of business needs and software systems development outcomes. It covers the production of testable and verifiable artefacts including requirement specifications, code and systems, through all phases of a variety of system development life-cycles. Issues addressed include the role of management and risk and their relevance to systems verification and testing.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Describe and discuss the decisions faced by management, information systems developers (analysts, designers, programmers, testers, support staff), clients and users when assessing the production of systems of appropriate quality in a cost-effective manner;

    2. Assess the risks of several approaches to the verification and testing of the outputs of various phases in the system development life-cycle; and

    3. Identify the roles of, and conflicts between, clients, developers, system testers and user acceptance testers.

    Contact Hours

    Up to fifty two hours per semester.


    6365 Systems Analysis and Modelling AND completion of 39 credit points.

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