Syllabus, Master's level, 1DL610
- Education cycle
- Second cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 9 March 2017
- Responsible department
- Department of Information Technology
120 credits including 15 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in computer science/engineering, including a second course in programming in an imperative language, object-oriented programming and algorithms and data structures.
To pass the course, the student should be able to
- describe key techniques and standards in software testing,
- explain and evaluate strategies for software testing for both complete program life cycles and individual phases,
- specify and design test cases and test programs,
- produce appropriate documentation for test management, including test plans, test schedules and test progress monitoring,
- develop code using test driven development,
- be able to use suitable testing tools and discuss their range and capabilities.
Testing methodologies and their practical application in software development. Different aspects of testing: Black box testing where testing is done without knowledge of how the program is written; white box testing where the developer tries to guarantee that every statement, execution path and method is executed during the testing and finally unit testing which is a practical design methodology where test cases are developed as each function or method is written.
Lectures, laboratory exercises.
Written exam. Oral and written assessment of exercises.
This course cannot be included in a degree together with Software testing and maintenance DV2 (1DL600), Testing Methodology (1DT053).