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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 

Alireza Haghighatkhah 
Iflaah Salman 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work.


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

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, a student gets an overview of advanced software testing (ST) techniques, as well as their benefits and limitations. Each student will conduct a deeper investigation of one of the ST subjects as part of the course assignment.


 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 and exercises 24 h, individual weekly assignments 48 h, term project 61 h

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 

Alireza Haghighatkhah, Iflaah Salman


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