Introduction to systematic software testing

Short Name
Einf. in sys.Softwaretes
Module Code
Module Coordinator
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Wüst
  • Prof. Dr. Berthold Franzen
  • Prof. Dr. Hellwig Geisse
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Wüst
Short Description
Planning, execution and documentation of testing software. Static and dynamic test methods. Testing the structure vs. testing the functions. Blackbox- and whitebox tests. Debugging, component test, system test.
Learning Objectives

The students know the most important methods of testing software and can select suited methods for practical tests. The can design a testing plan for own and third party software and test the software in modules or as a whole system. They can test software within the team and assess the effectiveness of their approach.

  • Planing execution and documentation of testing software
  • Static and dynamic testmethods
  • testing the structure vs. testing the functions
  • Blackbox- and whitebox tests, debugging
  • testing components and complete systems
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
3.0 CrP; an estimated 90 hours, of which approximately 30 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 1 SWS, Practical Course 1 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination: Test/colloquium

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • A. Spillner, T. Linz: Basiswissen Softwaretest dpunkt
  • Pezzè, M., Young, M.: Software testen und analysieren Oldenbourg
  • G.J. Myers: The Art of Software Testing Wiley
Prerequisite Modules