spring 2022
INF-2900 Software engineering - 10 ECTS

Last changed 16.05.2022

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Type of course

The subject can be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

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

D-211 Software engineering and project management techniques 10 stp

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

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, Colloquium: 30 hours, 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


Assessment

The examination consist of the following two parts:

  • 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. Counting 50%.
  • Individual oral examination, counting 50%.

Grading scale: Letter grades A-E, F - Fail.

Re-sit examination: A re-sit examination for the two examination components will not be given. Exception: if a postponed exam already is arranged for the individual oral examination (conditional re-sit exam) then students who got an F on this examination component also get access to it.

Postponed examination: Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination for the module in question. If practically possible the examination are arranged during the semester as soon as the reasons for absence have ceased.

For further details see:

  • Utfyllende bestemmelser for eksamener ved Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi (only in Norwegian)
  • Regulations for studies and examinations at UiT


Schedule

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  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: INF-2900