n South African Computer Journal - The inclusion of a software testing module in the Information Systems Honours course

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-7999
  • E-ISSN: 2313-7835



The IS Honours course in the Department of Information Systems at the University has a strong bias towards Information Systems Development. Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation are an integral part of the curriculum. Software testing as a stand-alone module, however, has not been included in the curriculum. It is often seen as the pariah of Systems Development.

This paper briefly investigates the reasons for including a Software Testing Module in 2008, and the proposed Software Testing curriculum for Information Systems students. The paper then continues to cover the manner in which Software Testing is introduced to the students at the Information Systems Honours level and how it will be taught, practiced and assessed.

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