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Service architecture 7.5 credits

First cycle, I0017N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences
Main field of study
Social Informatics

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 requires knowledge and abilities equal to the goals of the courses I0016N - Introduction to informatics and service design, I0006N - Design of IT, and I0001N - Organisational development through IT, or corresponding.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After this course the student can: •    Describe and explain kernal concepts within service architecture •    Design and apply methods, techniques and standards to create a service architecture •    Analyse an organisations assets from a service perspective •    Identify needs in the organisations environment •    Develop service models that answer to identified needs •    Transform logic design into specifications •    Critically analyse the design of the developed service architecture

The course consist of three main parts. The first part is focused on understanding the basis of service architecture and how this perspective can be used to understand organisations as a collection of services and as well as how the architecture should be driven by the needs of the organisation. I the second part, an important part is to create models of services and to understand how these influence the organisation and its offerings. One important part of this course is to critically examine the developed service architecture and its potential effect on the organisation. The last part is focused on design and coordination of services based on needs in the organisations’ environment. The course is focused on how strategy and technical development make new digital services as well as digital business possible.

During the course, the student works problem oriented and exploratory. The student builds knowledge through active participation in course activities as well as through theoretical and practical work. The student is trained to work both individual and in groups, and to report on their work in writing in a scientific report. In addition, the student work independently and active and should critically scrutinize and reflect on their work. The work is examined both orally and in writing. Tutoring takes place via lectures and discussion seminars. The course might be taught in english.

This course is examined through both written assignments and a written examination. In the assignments the students ability to use and adjust methods, techniques and standards are used to create an service architecture, to interact with the environment to identify its needs, and to critically examine service architectures from a scientific, social and ethical perspective. In the written examination, the students ability to explain and describe central concepts within the area are examined. Furthermore, this examination covers goals such as understanding and transforming information into specifications and to analyse and describe an organisation from a service perspective. In the oral exam, the students ability to orally present and discuss information, problems and solutions in dialogue with others are examined.

Svante Edzen

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Will be announced later.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Assignment reportsU G VG *4.00MandatoryA14
0003Oral presentationU G#0.50MandatoryA14
0004Take-home examinationU G VG *3.00MandatoryS17

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.