Software Engineering and Project Management

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1DL251

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
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)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits including 40 credits in computer science. 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 principal tasks of software project managers, and basic concepts in software projects
  • plan software projects, including risk and quality management
  • explain basic concepts and principles of components of software engineering, e.g., of requirements engineering, system design, software implementation, testing and maintenance, and how these components contribute to the software process
  • evaluate and relate different software processes, system models and architetural designs and assess their suitability in a given context
  • explain, using theory of group dynamics, how the project manager can act to influence success of the project
  • present and discuss course contents, orally and in writing.


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


Lectures and guest lectures.


Written exam. Oral and written assignments.

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.

Other directives

Can not be included in the same degree as 1DL250 Software engineering.