Software Engineering


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The students should have basic programming experience.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To provide students with knowledge in different development methods for development of software. This involves understanding of process models (plan-driven as well as agile), analyses for requirements as well as software validation and evolution.

Learning objectives


  • Must understand about requirements engineering and specification
  • Must know about different process models for software design and development
  • Must understand the difference between a plan driven process model and an incrementable agile process model
  • Must know the Waterfall model, the Spiral model, Extreme Programming and SCRUM, amongst others
  • Must understand when to use which process model for a given project
  • Must be able to link user requirements and technical requirements for a specific IT software
  • Must be able to explain the interaction between a system and users
  • Must be able understand different methods for validation and testing


  • Must be able to identify and compare different use situations for a particular IT product
  • Must be able to identify, analyse and compare different methodologies for elicitation of requirements
  • Must be able to describe and use different techniques for requirements analysis and specification
  • Must be able to use UML as part of the requirements analysis and specification development
  • Must be able to define verifiable criteria for a software or parts of a software
  • Must be able to evaluate and validate different software solutions
  • Must be able to plan and perform evaluations of software or parts of the software
  • Must be able to design and conclude on a requirement specification for a given application


  • Must be able to develop a requirement specification for particular software
  • Must have competences in discussing and documenting different approaches to development of software competences
  • Must have competences in carrying out the different phases of a software engineering process
  • Must be able to evaluate the process of software engineering and the single elements in relation to the purpose of the software being developed

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of ยง17; Structure and contents of the programme.

The types of instruction for this course are decided according to the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions are decided and given by The Study Board of Electronics and IT.



Name of examSoftware Engineering
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

Facts about the module

Danish titleSoftware engineering
Module codeESNITCOB2K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (IT, Communication and New Media)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design