TDT4240 - Software Architecture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 60/100
School exam 40/100 4 hours A

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

Knowledge: - Central concepts related to software architecture. - Quality requirements and quality attributes. - Methods for evaluation software architectures (ATAM). - 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. Skills: - 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

The grading in this course consists of a final written test (40%) and exercises (60%). Both the final written test and the exercises are graded A-F. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

If the student fail the re-sit exam or wish to improve the grade, the student do not have to take the whole course.

Course materials

To be announced at the start of the term.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 40/100 A 2024-05-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL120 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 51
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 58
Spring ORD Assignment 60/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 40/100 2024-08-16 09:00
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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