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.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


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