Software Testing, 6 credits

Programvarutestning, 6 hp


Main field of study

Information Technology Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Lena Buffoni

Director of studies or equivalent

Ola Leifler
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7KSY Bachelor programme in Information Systems Analysis (System development) 5 (Autumn 2021) 202135-202143 English Linköping, Valla E
F7MIT Master Programme in IT and Management (Master) 3 (Autumn 2021) 202135-202143 English Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor programme in Information Systems Analysis
  • Master Programme in IT and Management

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, students shall be able to:

  • Apply general software testing principles and fundamental test processes
  • Describe and apply software test management techniques such as test planning, automated test frameworks and test monitoring.
  • Evaluate software testing methods.

Course content

Techniques and concepts for testing software. Topics cover software testing at unit, module and system levels, automatic and manual techniques for generating and validating test data, static and dynamic analysis. Tools and techniques for BDD.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, lessons and laboratory work.


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Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för datavetenskap
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory work 2 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5
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