Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Web Application Testing

Danish title
Web Application Testing
Study programme
Web Development
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Håndværkergården, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Arturo Mora Rioja
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The purpose of this module is to learn how web development companies test their applications. The focus is on design and execution of different types of testing applied to a web development context.


    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired knowledge about:
    - Unit tests
    - Black-box test design
    - White-box test design
    - Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
    - Integration tests and Continuous Integration
    - End-to-end Automated UI tests
    - Stress Performance Testing and webpage performance


    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the skills to:
    - Design and implement relevant unit tests
    - Design relevant test cases
    - Develop well-designed web applications that are easy to test
    - Implement Continuous Integration pipelines
    - Design and implement End-to-end Automated UI tests
    - Design and execute Stress Performance Tests
    - Measure and improve webpage performance


    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the competencies to:
    - Design and implement different types of tests in the course of a web development process
    - Assess quality of web development
    - Contribute to the sustainable growth of web applications

  • Type of instruction
    The course is based on Problem-Based Learning. The students must apply their knowledge in developing an application project, where the student must also acquire new knowledge on their own to complete the development. The teacher will act as a supervisor in the development project, so the students are not left on their own.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    Basic programming skills.

    Equipment needed to participate
    Windows PC, Mac or Linux
    - min 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM preferably)
    - 200 GB available disk space
    - CPU with virtualisation hardware (usually available in most modern CPUs)
    - 15,6” screen or bigger is recommended

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Mandatory assignments 1 and 2 accepted.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Oral examination
    Type of assignment
    Exam project (mandatory assignment 2): hand in a working solution.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    10 min. individual presentation of the project, 15 min. examination in the project and the course curriculum in general, and 5 min. for grading and student change.
    Permitted exam aids
    Available exam aids
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    Course materials available to the students via Internet.
  • Additional information
    This elective subject may not run in certain semesters if not enough students choose it.

    Some classes may take place online.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Web Application Testing you will receive 80 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 106 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 29% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, exercises, project work, Online teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: project work, searching for information, reading the curriculum, reading your own notes.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances