10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces the problems and techniques of analysing and testing software systems. The module covers how to statically analyse software and how to dynamically test it. The module will teach different techniques and tools to thoroughly test software systems, and will teach how to automate testing tasks, including test generation. Finally, the module will cover techniques to measure and assess aspects of source code and software tests.

Restrictions on availability: The maximum number of students allowed on the module is 100.

Staff Contact: MCMINN PHILIP S
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Computer Science):

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