TDT4140 - Software Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

Software process types, software project management and planning with a focus on agile processes, group processes, group coordination, communication with users and customers, software process implementation, software evolution and maintenance, software reuse, software engineering professionalism and ethics, software quality and process improvement, software verification and testing, software architecture.

Learning outcome

• Knowledge: The students will demonstrate basic knowledge about main software engineering concepts as described in course content.

• Skills: The students will demonstrate that they are able to plan and manage small software engineering projects using agile methods such as Scrum and XP (extreme programming), and how to contribute to project teams as programmers, testers, managers, designers, documenters, architects etc.

• General competence: The students will demonstrate understanding of software engineering as a profession and will show that they are able to reflect on their own role. The students will be able to understand and reason about complex software engineering projects and the associated technical and organizational issues.

Learning methods and activities

The main activity in the course will be a mandatory agile software development project using Scrum and XP, with several mandatory group-based deliverables, demos and presentations. We will also have lectures by the teachers and others.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Retake of the course will require new participation/deliverables in all activities. Students are required to meet up for some mandatory exercises on predefined days. Dates for these days are announced in the beginning of the semester. Failure to meet on these days will affect your grade.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Books and articles will be given at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8018 7.5
IT1602 7.5 01.01.2008

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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