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Testing IT-systems 7.5 credits

Test av IT-system
First cycle, Z0011E
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
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Grade scale
Subject (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and basic courses in programming, for example D0019N Software Development with Java or analogous knowledge acquired through other courses or proved practical work.

More information about English language requirements


Course Aim
After the course the student will be able to

  • describe and exemplify the parts of the test process
  • use and choose from different techniques to design test cases
  • describe roles, competencies and responsibilities linked to different test phases
  • identify and document priorities and risks
  • perform tests
  • document the test process and its results (test plan, test case and test report)

The course content focuses on how test activities should be planned, implemented and documented. Including areas such as: What a test is, and why it is important to test IT-systems. General guidelines and methods of testing, are addressed, as well as the different test phases and types of tests. The course focuses on the process of planning and conducting tests as well as formulating recommendations to address the weaknesses identified.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course is conducted as a campus and distance course.  A learning platform is used for sharing course material, information and submissions. Knowledge is shared and created within the course through virtual meetings and at campus with teachers and other students for discussions, supervision, teamwork and seminars. Student learning takes place through teacher-led lessons, laboratory work, self-study, individual assignments and group assignments

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is examined through a written individual exam and a written group assignment.

Anna Ståhlbröst

Literature. Valid from Spring 2022 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Title: Praktisk mjukvarutestning
Author: Eva Holmquist
ISBN: 9789144117775
Revision: 1
Year Published: 2018

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Group assignmentU G#3.00MandatoryS22
0002Written examU G VG4.50MandatoryS22

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 28 Apr 2021

Last revised