Quality assurance – The applied science of software testing, 7.5 credits

Quality assurance – The applied science of software testing, 7.5 credits

All Courses Software Testing

This course provides an understanding of the fundamental problems in software testing, as well as solid foundation in the practical methods and tools for a systematic state-of-the-art approach to testing of software.

Responsible: Mälardalen University (Adnan Causevic)

Course modules:

  1. Introduction to software testing and test design
  2. Unit testing, test design and automation
  3. Testing at integration and system level
  4. Static and dynamic analysis
  5. Advanced test design

Learning outcomes: After the course, the participants are expected to:

  • understand the fundamental goals, challenges and limitations of software testing, and its relation to other software engineering activities, such as requirements engineering, design and implementation.
  • have a working knowledge and experience in applying the major established test design techniques.
  • have a working knowledge and experience in static and dynamic code analysis.
  • have an overview knowledge in more advanced testing methods (such as model-based testing, mutation testing and search-based testing), and in the state-of-the-art in software testing research.

Related industrial challenges addressed in the course:

  • Finding problems earlier in the development process and integration chain.
  • Avoiding quality deficiency costs.
  • Evaluating the quality of software and systems, and knowing when to release.
  • Understanding problems and gaps in the development process for continuous improvement.

Upcoming instances: Spring 2020

More info:

  • Course title in Swedish: Programvarutest
  • Course code: DVA464 (MdH), MDH-14073 (at antagning.se or universityadmissons.se)
  • Course syllabus at Mälardalen University
  • Spring 2020 instance at Mälardalen University
  • Course requirements: 100 credits, of which 70 credits in engineering or informatics, including at least 15 credits in programming or software development.
    Applicants with at least 12 month (full-time) documented work-experience from software development have priority in the selection process.