spring 2024
INF-2900 Software engineering - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The subject can be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification + specific entrance requirements equivalent to MATRS: R1/(S1+S2). Application code: 9354 - Singular course in computer science

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

D-211 Software engineering and project management techniques 10 ects
AUT-2004 Application Development 1 ects

Course content

This course covers various aspects of the software life cycle, with an emphasis on the agile software development process. These include requirement gathering and specification; project estimation, planning, collaboration and management; and software design, implementation, debugging, testing, evolution, documentation, release and maintenance. The course emphasizes on learning-through-building with a course-long team project. In the project, the students will work on the various software development aspects using an agile software development process.

Recommended prerequisites

INF-1101 Data structures and algorithms, INF-2200 Computer architecture and organization, INF-2201 Operating system fundamentals, INF-2300 Computer Communication, INF-2700 Database Systems

Objectives of the course

Knowledge - The student

  • has broad knowledge on the various aspects of the software life cycle,
  • has in-depth understanding of the agile software development process.

Skills - The student

  • has first-hand experience on the various practices in an agile development, including requirement gathering and specification, project estimation and planning, collaboration and project management, software design, implementation, debugging, testing and maintenance, software demo, documentation, user feedback, group retrospectives, and so on.
  • has first-hand experience in some specific software development methods, including test-driven development, code refactoring, and so on.
  • is proficient in using some specific software development tools, including source code management, test automation and so on.

General competence - The student

  • is competent in team work and problem solving.

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 30 hours, Team meetings, Laboratory guidance: 30 hours. The course is given every spring semester.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course has recommended academic prerequisites. Please see the «Prerequisite» section for more information.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT



Examination: Date: Weighting: Duration: Grade scale:
Portfolio 16.05.2024 14:00 (Hand in) 1/2 A–E, fail F
Oral exam 03.06.2024–07.06.2024 1/2 20 Minutes A–E, fail F
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More info about the portfolio

Submitting a semester-long project work done in groups followed by a group presentation of this project work. All students in the group get the same grade.

More info about the oral exam

Individual oral examination.

Re-sit examination

A re-sit examination for the two examination components will not be given.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: INF-2900
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