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Software Quality and Testing

Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)


The course introduces the students to the concepts and best practices of quality assurance and testing in software engineering.
The course has two general themes:

  • The role of quality assurance in software development;
  • The role of testing in software quality assurance.

The course first introduces the notion of software quality. The students are made acquainted with quality and quality assurance. They learn methods and techniques to assure quality of both the end product (a system or application), and for the software process itself. The role of quality assurance is described for software, for a software process, and for a software project. It is explained how these are related in an organization.

The course then covers testing tools, techniques and methods that can be used to assess the quality and correctness of software systems. The course brings understanding on how these methods, techniques and tools can be used in a software development project to increase the software quality. An overview of other verification techniques are also presented. Students will get hands-on experience in building a model for testing and they use this model for both testing and verification purposes.

Prerequisites and selection


To be eligible for this course, students must have successfully completed a 7.5 credits course in object-oriented programming (e.g., DIT042 Object-Oriented Programming, 7.5 credits, or equivalent). Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English B or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.