TDT4242 - Advanced Software Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This course focuses on software engineering for smart, critical, and complex software-intensive systems. The course contains four modules. 1) Requirements specification module focuses on methods to transit from user requirements to high-quality technical requirements; 2) Testing management model focuses on testing strategies; 3) Code quality module focuses on code analysis, code review, and code refactoring; 4) Complex system module focuses on verification and validation of complex software systems.

Students will apply the requirement specification, testing techniques, and code review and refactoring to homework assignments and group projects throughout the course.

Learning outcome

After taking this course, students should be able to: 1) Identify and correct typical requirements quality issues; 2) Apply different testing, code review, code analysis, and code refactoring approaches; 3) Explain the industrial state of the practice methods of advanced software engineering; 4) Critical evaluation and application of AI-assisted software engineering tools.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Exercises must be approved to be eligible for the exam.

The text for the written final exam will be in English.

The candidates may choose to write their answers in either English or Norwegian.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course.


Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
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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