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815661S Software Engineering Research, 7 ECTS cr 
Code 815661S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Software Engineering Research  Abbreviation Software Engine 
Scope7 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Burak Turhan 

ECTS Credits 

7 ECTS credits/187 hours of work


Language of instruction 



2 nd year of Master’s studies, autumn semester, period 1+2


Learning outcomes 

After completing the course the student will know the current research areas in software engineering and the most important software engineering research methods. The student understands academic research and publishing in software engineering, and is able to critically analyse scientific articles from the viewpoint of the content and research methods used in the article. The student is able to present academic research and actively participate in an academic discussion of research papers and research results.



Research areas in software engineering, research methods.


Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching


Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, assignments related to lectures, presentations, report. Lectures and seminars 42h, assignments 105h, report 40h.

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

B.Sc. or other equivalent degree

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Wohlin C., Runeson P., Höst M., Ohlsson M., Regnell B., Wesslen A., Experimentation in Software Engineering, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, lecture material, software engineering scientific literature.


Assessment methods and criteria 

Assignments related to lectures, report. There is no final exam.



Person responsible 

Ayse Tosun Misirli

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Course material can be found at Optima.


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