TDT4240 - Software Architecture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 40/100
Written examination 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

In the course, the students will learn to define and explain central concepts within software architecture and to use and describe design and architectural patterns, methods to design software architectures, methods to achieve software qualities, methods to document software architectures, and methods to evaluate software architectures.
The course gives knowledge about various design and architectural patterns for some domains, and about software architecture and games.
The course gives also a practical introduction to use of methods and techniques related to software architecture through a project that goes through the whole development process, as well as implementation of a software architecture.

Learning outcome

- Central concepts related to software architecture.
- Quality requirements and quality attributes.
- Methods for evaluation software architectures (ATAM and CBAM).
- Development processes that includes architectural design.
- Various design and architectural patterns.
- Methods for designing software architectures.
- Methods for specifying quality requirements in a system.
- Relationship between requirements, architecture, process and quality.
- Methods for generating an architecture from an existing system.
- Games and software architectures.

- Usage of design and architectural patterns.
- Document quality requirements.
- Document software architectures.
- Evaluate software architectures.
- Design software architectures.
- Implement software architectures.

General competence:
- Improved skills within software engineering in general.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. The course will be held in English.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio evaluation is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written test (60%) and exercises (40%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.

Course materials

To be announced at the start of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF8056 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 40/100
Spring ORD Written examination 60/100 D
  • * 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.