Software Quality and Testing

COS80022 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Concurrent Pre-requisite (can be completed prior or at the same time)

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to expose students to techniques for realising high quality of contemporary software systems using a range of activities in the lifecycle of software engineering, including requirements, planning, and testing.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of theoretical aspects of software and system quality 
2. Demonstrate understanding of important activities which facilitate realisation of high-quality software systems
3. Write programs in scripting language 
4. Identify algorithms which are suitable for testing a variety of quality attributes
5. Adapt suitable scripts to execute different test tasks