Requirements in Agile Development, 5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 15 January 2024

    End date: 17 March 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-61607 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 18 March 2024 – 2 June 2024

Entry requirements: 120 credits and (1) 15 credits in human-computer interaction at Master's level, or (2) 30 credits in computer science including Software Engineering and Project Management, or (3) 50 credits in computer science of which 10 credits at Master's level. Interface Programming with a User Perspective and Independent Project in Sociotechnical Systems Engineering - IT Systems. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

Within almost all professions, computers are used to support part of the work. Some users are satisfied with their IT systems but many experiences the IT systems to be unnecessarily cumbersome and that they are making work more difficult. This is also one of the main reasons why many deployments of new IT systems fail.

This course is about methods for finding out how IT systems should be designed, focusing on supporting professional users to do their jobs. The terms usability and user-centred design are put in context with agile software engineering. The first iteration of an agile development project is also performed in the course, to give practical experience in identifying and refining requirements through observation studies, interviews, needs analysis, contextual design, and evaluation.

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Department of Information Technology

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