Complex IT Systems in Large Organisations

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1DL630

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1F, Technology A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits including Software Engineering, Advanced Software Design and Requirements in Agile Development. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the challenges and problems that arise in connection with the development and introduction of IT systems in large organisations, and methods to deal with these
  • describe the challenges and problems that occur during procurement or development of systems intended for different user groups, and methods to deal with these
  • discuss advantages, disadvantages and applicability of a method in a specified problem situation
  • propose appropriate IT solution for a given problem situation and motivate and discuss the solution
  • present and discuss course contents verbally and in writing with proficiency appropriate to the level of education.


Complexity problems that arise in large organisations where different user groups have different requirements. Development and implementation of IT solutions with multiple interoperable systems and management of the effects of prolonged contnuous updates and maintenance of such systems. Legacy code.


Lectures, tutoring.


Verbal and written presentation of assignments and cases.

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.

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