Systems Development


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 the following theories and methods:

Object-oriented modelling in analysis and design:

  • modelling of context (application domain and problem domain)
  • object-oriented concepts: class, object, event, structure, function, use patterns, component, component architecture
  • UML: class diagram, state chart diagram, sequence diagram, diagram for use patterns

Modelling with patterns:

  • patterns for modelling application and problem domains
  • patterns for composing components
  • specifically the patterns for analysis: object-descriptor, hierarchy, stepwise-role, materials, procedure
  • specifically the patterns for design: collection, layered, observer, client-server, model-view-controller

System development methods:

  • waterfall method and model-driven development
  • iterative method and prototype-driven development
  • activities in systems development and relations between activities

 Systems practices:

  • the relation between methodology and practice
  • strengths and weaknesses of model-driven and prototype-driven development


  • be able to explain accurately, using the concepts and modelling language of the discipline
  • be able to model the requirements to a system, its context and all its various parts (model, features and interfaces)
  • be able to model a system design at component level and describe relations between components


  • be able to apply concepts, patterns and modelling language to describe a specific system that solves a well-defined task

Type of instruction

The type of instruction is organised in accordance with the general instruction methods of the programme, cf. § 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
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleSystemudvikling
Module codeDSNDATFB312
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
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design