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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

This course covers fundamental concepts in software testing and specific areas such as: testing through the life cycle of a software system, static testing techniques, test design techniques, test management, testing tool support, testing user experiences, accessibility testing, exploratory testing, automated testing, test-driven development .

Learning outcome

After taking IN3240:

  • you can use modern test processes in software development and project management,
  • you can create test strategies and plans, design test cases and prioritize and execute them,
  • you can manage risks and adverse events within a project and contribute to efficient software delivery and improvement of system development processes.

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

IN3240 and IN4240 vil be view together in regards to capacity, with priority given to bachelor students belonging to the programme Informatics: Programming and System Architecture and master students belonging to the programme Informatics: Programming and System Architecture.

Special admission requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

Formal prerequisite knowledge

IN1000 – Introduction to Object-oriented Programming/INF1000/IN1900/INF1100/IN-KJM1900

This course is partly based on IN1030 – Systems, Requirements and Consequences or INF1050 – Systems Development (continued). It is also recommended to have taken IN1010 – Object-oriented Programming

Overlapping courses


2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group work each week. Attending the first lecture is compulsory.

Submission of mandatory assignments is reguired. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for compulsory assignments.


4 hours final written digital exam. All mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the final exam.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF3121, INF4121 and IN4240.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 25, 2022 6:16:28 AM

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Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)