Specialisation Course in Systems Development


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • achieve in-depth insight into key issues in contemporary research in systems development.


Based on a scientific article in the course's central themes, the student should be able to:

  • give a clear and understandable presentation of the article's key elements, including its premises, issue(s), theory, methods, results and conclusions
  • explain relevant theories, methods and arguments presented in the article


Based on a scientific article in the course's central themes, the student should be able to:

  • relate the theories, methods and results presented in the article to the course topics
  • assess the proposed solutions, results and/or conclusions of the article as well as assess their qualities and practicality and put them into perspective.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized according to the general teaching methods for the education, cf. chapter 3

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 150 hours



Name of examSpecialisation Course in Systems Development
Type of exam
Oral exam
The student gives a lecture of 30 minutes on a defined scientific subject area (typically in the form of an article) in relation to issues addressed in the course. The selection of subject area and the framing of the task to each student are made by the course lecturer, usually in consultation with the student's project supervisor. The student is given 7 days of preparation. After the lecture, the examiner and censor can ask questions related to the student's presentation of the theme. This does not normally exceed 10 minutes.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at cs-sn@cs.aau.dk or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleSpecialiseringskursus i systemudvikling
Module codeDSNDATFK308
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design