Software engineering 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, D7025E
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2013 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by huvudansvarig utb.ledare vid SRT, Jonny Johansson 04 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 12 Jun 2013

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Computer Science
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

Courses of at least 90 credits at first cycle including the following knowledge/courses. D0009E Introduction to programming, D0010E Object-oriented programming and design, D0012E Algorithms and data structures.

More information about English language requirements


Selection C

Course Aim

The general course goal is to give basic skills and understanding of software engineering.

  • Knowledge and understanding
    • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of software engineering both individually and in a group.
    • Demonstrate basic knowledge of proven software engineering methods and theories.
    • Demonstrate insight in how software is engineered in industry.
    • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge within the following areas of software engineering:
      • System analysis based on use-cases.
      • System analysis through requirement engineering.
      • Modeling in UML (Unified Modelling Language)
      • Modeling using patterns.
      • Iterative and light-weight system design (Evolutionary Design)
  • Competence and skills
    • Demonstrate abilities to critically and creatively identify, formulate, analyze and evaluate design and implementation of software-based systems, using an entrepreneurial methodology.
    • Demonstrate abilities to critically and systematically design software-based systems though modeling and evolutionary  integration of knowledge, from limited information.
    • Demonstrate abilities to plan, lead and execute basic software engineering assignments.
    • Demonstrate abilities to design software-based systems in regards of human needs and abilities as well as the society’s goals for economical, social and ecological factors for sustainable development.
    • Demonstrate abilities for oral and written presentation in English of a software-based system.
  • Judgement and approach
    • Demonstrate abilities tu judge scientific, societal and ethical aspects of software engineering.
    • Demonstrate insights into the potentials and limitations of software engineering, foremost regarding economical and social aspects.
    • Demonstrate insights and capacities of working in a non-homogenous group of 4-5 students (not freely composed groups).
    • Demonstrate abilities to search for new knowledge and to continuously develop skills using entrepreneurial methodologies (individually and through collaboration with other students).

The course will have an emphasis on selected topics from: Project planning and management, problem analyse, requirement specification, modelling, diagram, use cases, design, patterns, reuse, components, architectures, pilot cases, inspections, reviews, metrics, implementation, testing, estimation, risk management, configuration management, quality, quality management, maintenance and documentation. The course includes a project in groups where the assignment is openly defined and is later presented both orally and written. The course also includes two laborations, one code review and assignment on design patterns, as well as guest lectures and seminars with mandatory presence.

Lectures and project work.

Oral and written presentation of project, home-exam and mid-term exams. Presence on mandatory lectures.

The course have earlier had the coursecodes SMD136 and D7008E. The course can therefore not be combined with the credits for these courses.

Josef Hallberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
1. Ian Sommerville, \"Software Engineering\", 9th edition,
Addison-Wesley, 30 Jun 2006, ISBN-10: 0137035152, ISBN-13: 9780137035151.
2. Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides, \"Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software\", Addison-Wesley, 1994, ISBN 0-201-63361-2.

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

0001Project4.5G U 3 4 5
0002Take-home exam and mid-term exams3.0G U 3 4 5

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