Syllabus for Software Engineering



  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1DL250
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2009-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 24, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits, of which at least 40 credits in computer science.
    English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe basic concepts and principles of requirements engineering, software implementation, testing and maintenance
  • evaluate and relate different software processes, system models and architetural designs and assess their suitability in a given context
  • design a system ensuring dependability, security and software reuse
  • apply an agile processes to a small scale project
  • review and discuss scientific papers in software engineering


Requirements definition and specification, prototypes, formal specification, design methods, reliability and safety, validation and verification, maintenance, reuse, project planning, quality assurance.


Lectures and guest lectures.


Written exam (3 credits). Oral and written assignments (2 credits). 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 24, 2019

  • Sommerville, Ian Software engineering

    9. ed., International ed.: Harlow: Addison-Wesley, cop. 2011

    Find in the library