Systems Development in Praxis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.

Learning objectives


The student should gain knowledge of advanced topics within system development in theory and practice. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • analysis of system development practices
  • system development methods, processes and competencies
  • organization and management of system development
  • development of systems for complex contexts, e.g. supporting collaborations in organizations, knowledge-intensive systems and information infrastructure


  • be able to understand and present the course topics including premises, issues, theories, methods, results and conclusions
  • be able to apply theories and methods to analyze and describe a problem in practical system development
  • be critical of systems development theories and methods


The student must be able to describe, analyze and evaluate a specific practice in a system development company, including:

  • relate to the theories and empirical methods of the course
  • perspectives in relation to selected topics such as: requirements management, quality management, outsourcing, distributed development, agile processes, and model-driven processes

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17.

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.



Name of examSystems Development in Praxis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleSystemudvikling i praksis
Module codeDSNDATFK212
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
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