Copenhagen School of Design and Technology



Danish title
Study programme
Software Development
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
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
Constantin Alexandru Gheorghiasa
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The aim of the subject element is to train students in planning and conducting testing. The student must understand the place and significance of testing in methods for system development. The student must be able to design and carry out systematic testing for large systems, including the establishment of automated testing. The student must also master concepts and techniques for the design and construction of testable systems.


    The student must have knowledge of:
    •Significant test strategies and models and their role in system development
    •Testing as an integral part of a development project
    •Various types of testing and their applications.


    The student can:
    •Ensure traceability between system requirements and testing at all levels
    •Apply both black-box and white-box testing techniques
    •Apply various criteria for the degree of test coverage
    •Use techniques for verification and validation
    •Use techniques and tools for automated testing
    •Build systems to manage testing and the fault rectification process in development projects.


    The student can:
    •Define, plan and carry out testing in a development project that matches the project’s quality requirements
    •Plan and manage the implementation of internal and external testing of software systems.
    •Design testable systems

  • Type of instruction
    Teaching in Software development is a dynamic, interactive process that focuses on active student participation. Teaching is based on relevant business practices and relates practice to theory. Issues from various types of business in the IT industry will be drawn upon. Students take responsibility for their own learning, and together with the teachers, they contribute constructively to the learning process.

    Various teaching methods are employed to ensure optimum professional learning and personal development. The emphasis is on dialogues, discussions and project work.

    The teaching is organised as a variation between class teaching, guest lecturing, company visits, group project work and individual work. The learning is most often problem-based and cross-disciplinary and always practise-oriented. In addition to learning the subject, the student will gain the competences to work individually and in collaboration with others.

    The common aim of the activities is always to set clear intended learning objectives.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    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)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Presentation - max 10 min.
    Examination- max. 15 min.
    Grading - 5 min.
    Total - 30 min.
    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
    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 Testing you will receive 90 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 120 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 33% of your total workload for the subject.

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

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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