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815663S Software Engineering Research, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 815663S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Software Engineering Research  Abbreviation Software Engine 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Oivo, Markku Tapani 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work.

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The course is held in the spring semester, during period 3. It is recommended to complete the course in the 1st spring semester of the Master's studies.

Learning outcomes 

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


State of the art research methods and topics in software engineering.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures and seminars 28 h, exercises / assignments 78 h, weekly study 42 h.

Target group 

MSc students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The required prerequisite is that the student has completed BSc degree as well as has basic knowledge on Software Engineering or Information Systems.

Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

Active participation in lectures and attendance. Final grade is composed of attendance, assignments and term paper. No remote participation or distance learning.


Numerical scale 1-5 or fail.

Person responsible 

Markku Oivo


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