Course Syllabus

Course Name: Software Quality  
Course Number: CS 5393
Building & Room: ALK 102, AVRY 364

Meeting times: Tuesday 6:30pm to 9:20pm

Instructor's Name: Rodion Podorozhny
Office Location: Rm 215, Nueces
Office Phone: (512) 245-8472
Email address:
Web address:

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays between 2:00PM and 4:00PM in Nueces Rm 215

Suggested (not required) Textbooks:


Fundamentals of Software Engineering by Carlo Ghezzi et al., 2nd edition, ISBN: 0-1-305699-6

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. Addison-Wesley Pub Co., (any edition, e.g.: ISBN: 0201835959)

Course Description: The study of software qualities and methods of managing software qualities.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CS 5391 Survey of Software Engineering

Outline and lecture

Final overview

Midterm overview

Homework 1

Homework 2

Homework 3


Attendance Policy: Much of the material for this course will be covered ONLY in lecture, not in the textbook. For that reason, class attendance is essential to success. If you have to miss class for any reason, you will still be responsible for material covered in your absence.

IMPORTANT: Check the Texas State Web Site for class drop information!!!

A : 90 100
B : 80 89
C : 70 79
D : 60 69
F : below 60

Grade Components:

Homeworks 30%

Research project    15%

Class participation 5%

Midterm Exam   20%

Final Exam   30%