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811600S Emerging Trends in Software Engineering, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 811600S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Emerging Trends in Software Engineering  Abbreviation Emerging Trends 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Mika Mäntylä 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits /133 hours of student work

Language of instruction 



The course is held in the autumn semester, during period 1. It is a recommended to compelete the course at the 1st autumn semester.

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, a student understands the recent trends in software engineering. The student is able to argue and discuss the
significance of the trends to one’s own work and to software engineering discipline in general. The student is able to perform trend mining to discover new trends.


- Software engineering trends (varies yearly) -
Trend mining - Writing, arguing and discussing
about the trends

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-Face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24 h, exercises 18 h, essays 30 h, project 30 h, independent study 31 h

Target group 

 MSc students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Basics on software engineering

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

 Articles + lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Active lecture participation, exercises, assignments, essays.


 Numerical scale 1-5 or fail.

Person responsible 

 Mika Mäntylä

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Emerging Trends in Software Engineering  Course  Mika Mäntylä  07.09.18 -26.10.18

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