WIT Press


A Framework For The Teaching Of Software Quality Assurance At The Undergraduate Level

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940441

Volume

8

Pages

13

Published

1994

Size

1,207 kb

Author(s)

Y.W. Chan & H.C. Ho

Abstract

A framework for the teaching of software quality assurance at the undergraduate level Y.-W. Chan & H.-C. Ho Department of Computer Science, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong ABSTRACT As the discipline of software engineering matures, there is an increasing emphasis on software quality assurance. Naturally, this trend has to be reflected in the way software engineering is taught, especially in tertiary institutions. The "Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001 to the development, supply and maintenance of Software", released by the international Standard Organisation in 1991, provides a timely source of reference on this important issue for computer science educators. This paper examines the significance of the ISO standards with regard to software. Based on the ISO 9000 recommendations, a framework for teaching software quality assurance concepts and techniques is presented. The incorporation of the framework into an existing undergraduate computing

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