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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 


Language of instruction 

Language of instruction: English


Timing: 1 st – 2 nd year of Master’s studies, autumn semester, period 1

Learning outcomes 

Objective: This advanced special track on SE focuses on current research topics, which are not covered sufficiently in the core curriculum. The content of the courses may vary in yearly implementations depending on the lecturers and advances in the field.


Learning Outcomes: After completion of the course, the student can analyse and evaluate different research approaches on distributed software engineering.


Contents: Emerging Trends in Software Engineering such as


  • Open Source Software Engineering
  • Global Agile Software Engineering
  • Sourcing (Out/Near/…)
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Mode of delivery: To be defined during the course implementation. Typically, this is a seminar style course with introductory lectures, reading and analysing of articles and writing of reports. The overall workload for each student in this course is 135 hours.

Target group 

Target group: all Master’s level and GS 3D students (optional)

Recommended optional programme components 

Prerequisites: Good general knowledge of software engineering practices.

Recommended or required reading 

Study materials: To be announced during the course implementation.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment methods: To be announced during the course implementation.


Grading: Pass/fail or 1–5: to be defined during the course implementation.

Person responsible 

Responsible person: professors in software engineering

Other information 

Not implemented during academic year 2011–2012


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