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Information Systems Development 7.5 credits

Utveckling av informationssystem
First cycle, D0020N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Systems Science
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences
Main field of study
Information Systems Sciences

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After the course the student should be able to:
  • explain what systems science is and describe the role of the systems scientist.
  • explain basic concepts in systems science and the connections between these concepts.
  • apply theoretical knowledge of information systems by analyzing a company's information system
  • describe traditional system development, object-oriented system development, agile development.
  • write a minor scientific report
  • plan and carry out a simple project
  • report the project in writing and orally

General skills according to the Higher Education Ordinance:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main area of education
  • Demonstrate the ability to search, collect, evaluate and critically interpret relevant information in a problem statement
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently identify, formulate and solve problems and to carry out tasks within given time frames
  • Demonstrate the ability to orally and in writing describe problems and solutions

  • System Sciences
  • Knowledge, information and data
  • Information systems
  • Systems Development
  • Object-oriented Systems Development
  • Agile Methods
  • Project work
  • Introduction to scientific work 
  • Survey of a company's information system

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Scheduled lessons are followed by theoretical and practical tasks; Quiz, oral presentation, scientific report and a Group work where the students examine a real-life company. Knowledge is shared and created within the course through virtual meetings with teachers and other students for discussions, supervision, teamwork and seminars. For student on campus there will be meetings on campus.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Redovisa projektuppgifter muntligt och skriftligt 3,5 hp
Examinationen sker kontinuerligt efter varje kursavsnitt.
Individuell examination 4 hp
Quizzar, vetenskaplig rapport

Technical Requirements: Access to a PC with Windows XP, microphone, Web cam and permission to install software. Internet connection (minimum 1Mb/sek) . For more information contact the course coordinator.

Transition terms
This course cannot be combined with IED300, IED400, IED402, IED425, IED435, IED006 or IED008 in any degree.

Svante Edzen

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lars Wiktorin. Utveckling av IT-system - krav, metod och arkitektur. Senaste utgåvan. Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Individual assignment reportsU G VG *4.50MandatoryA14
0004Group assignmentsU G#3.00MandatoryA14

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL – SRT 25 Feb 2021