Boden

QA / Game Tester

About the education

The industry needs more game testers!

Be a Game Tester! You will be playtesting throughout all phases of game development; from the kick-off of a project and management of systems, to planning and sketching, developing and documenting. You will be performing tests at different levels - with the same end-game of ensuring the best experience to the user. Get the experience you need to work with software testing within the gaming and IT industry!

Get ready for your career in games!

Develop core competencies in game and IT development by learning from industry professionals and teachers from leading companies in the industry.

Get access to our creative environment including computers with relevant software where you grow and build your skills together with talented classmates and senior game developers at Boden Business Park.

You will actively participate in intensive game projects together with coursemates from our other programs that runs concurrently, such as: Indie Game Developer, Game Designer, Game Artist, and Game Programmers, where you will be simulating professional projects to reflect the reality of working in the gaming industry, and prepare for a progressive career in creativity.

We want to forge pragmatic individuals with balanced and broad-perspective mindset, strong ability to work together, leadership skills, and proactive attitude.

The QA / Game Tester quality assures digital productions through systematic tests where the process is planned, implemented, and documented. You will learn to understand underlying factors to errors and report deviations with relevant information that makes it easier to re-create and resolve problems. 

 

The game and IT industry in the North needs you.

We have close working relationships within the industry up in the north of Sweden, also known as Norrbotten. For this educational program, over 50 companies (game and IT companies in Norr- and Västerbotten in the North of Sweden) have attested that the industry needs of more quality assurance and game testers.

Boden Game Camp is an eco-system for every individual and company to learn, grow, and thrive in Boden. They will be the start or the accelator for your career in the game industry. Read more about how Boden Game Camp can support your journey here.

 

Overview of Learning Outcomes after completing QA/Game Tester program

  • The quality assurance process in both theory and practice.
  • The most commonly used tools in industry.
  • The best production methods.
  • A specialty in an area of ​​technological expertise.
  • How to create and implement test plans.
  • How to triage effectively.
  • How to implement at an early stage the quality assurance in the development process to improve the stability of a system.
  • How to report and collect information that can promote system design.
  • Testing of games during ongoing production to find bugs for action before games are released on the market.

Overview of Skills & Competencies after completion

  • Create and implement test plans for your team and for products.
  • Play and test on a wide range of different platforms.
  • Use scripting languages ​​to streamline and automate parts of the work.
  • Collect and report relevant information correctly and efficiently to the developers.
  • Create simpler games yourself, to ensure a basic technical understanding of the game development process.

Educational plan

Usability testing
15YHP / 3v
Load testing
10YHP / 2v
Degree project
20YHP / 4v
Basic quality assurance and theory
15YHP / 3v
Quality assurance for apps and games developed for the web
25YHP / 5v
Quality assurance for console games
30YHP / 6v
Quality assurance for mobile devices
25YHP / 5v
LIA (internship)
100YHP / 20v
Software testers in everyday life - soft skills
15YHP / 3v
Regression testing
5YHP / 1v
Specialization - individual specialization QA
20YHP / 4v
Teambuilding, group dynamics and practical introduction
20YHP / 4v
**Course modules may be subjected to change

Eligibility

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

 

  • Grades or proof of post graduate qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent.
  • CV and a personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program).
  • English 6 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.
  • Mathematics 2 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.
  • Programming 1 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.

Term times

Most terms have different lengths and it is important that you report the right time period and the right amount of HVE-credits (Yh-points) to CSN. Each study week corresponds to five (5) HVE-credits, ie one (1) HVE-credit per day. This is provided that you continuously pass your courses with approved results.

HT-22
05/09/2022 - 23/12/2022
16 weeks, 80 YH-points
VT-23
09/01/2023 - 23/06/2023
24 weeks, 120 YH-points
HT-23
07/08/2023 - 22/12/2023
20 weeks, 100 YH-points

How to apply

Quick Facts

 

Open for late applications until May 31

No later than week 26: Admission notice.

Application link to QA/Games tester in Boden here.

 

To apply as an international student, please proceed to our international student page to read through the application process.

 

Need your questions answered? Register for our Open House and speak to us directly.

 

Application process for Nordic students

 

To be considered a Nordic student who qualifies for a free YH education, you MUST hold a personal identity number AND fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

1) Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or any of the related territories.
2) Have permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above.
3) Have temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the program. You may be asked to upload proof of your right of residence.

 

Your right of residency must not be dependent on your studies at Futuregames. Please note that Futuregames is unable to provide immigration support of any kind to Nordic students.

 

Swedish students may qualify for financial support (from CSN) while studying. Please check here or contact CSN directly. For those applying from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands, you should contact your local education support provider.

 

Application process for International Students

To apply as an international student, please proceed to our International Students page to read through the application process. There you will find information pertainining to the program such as tuition fees, merit scholarships, visas & permits, and accommodation on our International Student page.

 

Should you need more information, please email international@futuregames.se.

 

Selection Process

  • If we receive more applications than we have seats, we will review applicantions by their scores in a test.
  • Applications with the highest score will be offered a seat to the program, and other eligible applicants will be on our wait-list.

 

Requirements to Apply

  • Grades or proof of post graduate qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent.
  • CV and a personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program).
  • English 6 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.
  • Mathematics 2 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.
  • Programming 1 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge.

 

CSN

For Swedish nationals: This course is eligible for CSN. Please apply on their website at www.csn.se.

As soon as you have received your offer letter from Futuregames, you can apply for CSN. If you need extra documentation from the school, please contact your course manager.

 

The school reports to CSN regularly to verify that students are continuing their studies, as part of the agreement between CSN and each student.

Career

Careers & employability

  • Quality Assurance and Game Tester in  game development.
  • Software tester in IT and game development.
  • Work for a small game studio as part of a team with a focus on quality assurance.
  • Work as a test leader with responsibility for more technically demanding software work.

Educational board

Each educational program has a Board of Education that ensures the quality of the education, and that makes decisions about admission and examination. The board meets twice per semester. One or more students from the class are also selected to be part of the board as representatives for the class.

The board can consist of representatives from the industry, the business community, the school management, the public school system, universities / colleges, industry organizations and students. One of the board’s main tasks is to ensure that the educational program meet the labour market’s needs for qualified workforce.

Course manager

Course manager

Andrew Allen

Education Leader
QA/Game Tester, Webbutvecklare e-handel, Game Artist, Game Programmer, Game Designer

andrew.allen@cmeducations.se +46 722 459 955

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