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811601S Emerging Trends in Software Testing, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 811601S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Emerging Trends in Software Testing  Abbreviation Emerging Trends 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Mika Mäntylä 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work.


Language of instruction 



The course is held in the spring semester, during period 3.

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, a student understands advanced software testing techniques, their benefits and limitations. The student is also able to apply these techniques in practice to simple software testing problems with software test automation tools.


 Advanced testing techniques: Model-based testing, search-based testing, defect prediction, exploratory testing, combinatorial testing, static testing, static analyzers, virtualization, test automation

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching


Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24 h, exercises 18 h, lecture questions 15 h, lab reports 15 h, project 30h

Target group 

 MSc students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Basics on software testing

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Articles + lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Active lecture participation, exercises, assignments, term project


  Numerical scale 1-5 or fail

Person responsible 

Mika Mäntylä


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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Emerging Trends in Software Testing  Course  Umar Farooq  14.01.19 -06.03.19

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