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811335A Software engineering, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 811335A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Software engineering  Abbreviation SOFTWARE ENGINE 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

ECTS Credits 

6 ECTS credits/160 hours of work

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Timing: 2 nd year, spring semester, period 3

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, a student is able to explain various aspects of software engineering areas such as process models, requirement specification, analysis and design methods, quality management and project management, their importance and know how to use them for small-scale task solving. A student is familiar with software engineering practices and activities (review, testing, software product management, risk management, project management) and knows how to use them in software development at different levels. A student can explain the maintenance and redesign of software evolution and its importance.


Software process, software requirements, software design methods, software engineering practices, software quality management, software project management

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Implementation methods of the course vary: a) Lectures 32h, exercises 24h, study group working 40h, assignment 40h and self-study 24h; b) Lectures 32h, exercises 24h, exam 64h, assignment 40h; c) Lectures 32h, exercises 24h, essay 64h, assignment 40h.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Course “811169P Introduction to Information Systems Design” and “812346A Object Oriented Analysis and Design” or similar knowledge.


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Pressman R., Software Engineering, A Practitioner’s Approach, 7 th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010, lecture material

Assessment methods and criteria 

Exam and assignment, exam can be replaced by study group work or essay.



Person responsible 

Ilkka Tervonen

Working life cooperation 



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