Enterprise Architecture using SOA 15 Credits

Enterprise Architecture och SOA
First cycle, D0031N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 22 Feb 2009

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2016

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Systems Science
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and 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 and The course assumes basic knowledge of Computer Science or Systems Science, 60 ECTS

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After the course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe and analyze business processes, information flows and supporting IT systems in an organization, using the EA concept, as the basis for the adaptation towards a service-oriented IT architecture
  2. Develop business processes, information flows and IT systems from a service-oriented approach.
  3. Designing and implementing a service-oriented IT architecture, where IT systems functionality develops to platform-independent reusable Web services.
  4. Analyze and reflect on adjacent theories and practices in relation to EA and service-oriented architecture.

Students learn how to develop business core processes, information- flows and systems with a service oriented architecture in mind, satisfying organizational goals and user expectations. This will lead to demands on developers at different organizational levels with different skills to understand business core processes, actors and users, baseline information systems and technology platform (EA) to design an integrated service oriented IT-architecture based on Web Services supporting a process oriented enterprise that is adaptive to fast changes in its surroundings.

Teaching is in Swedish and on Internet for distance students or at campus for the students living here. IT support: Learning management system (Fronter), e-mail and phone.


Assignments in group, 10 hp examines the goals 1-3
Individual project, 5 hp examines the goal 4

Access to PC with Windows XP, microphone, web cam and permission to install software. Internet connection, minimum 0,5 Mbps.

Svante Edzén

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lankhorst, Marc: Enterprise Architecture at Work: Modelling, Communication and Analysis. 2nd edition, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-642-01309-6.
Next Generation SOA: A Concise Introduction to Service Technology & Service-Orientation, Prentice Hall/PearsonPTR, ISBN: 9780133859041

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

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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.