TDT4252 - Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Innovation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

This course focuses on the role of information systems in an organizational context, both used internally in organizations and to support the organization's involvement in collaboration e.g. through digital ecosystems. It will address the reasons why information systems are designed as they are by exploring the needs of organisations and users, the processes and the roles that the systems support in an organizational and work context. Emphasis will be placed on how IT can support innovation and new services design and bring value to an organization. The course will address methods for business modelling, service design and enterprise modelling that are complementary to systems modelling. Methods related to modelling and quality assurance of models will be presented. Enterprise Architecture methods will also be presented.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate shall establish theoretical insights into enterprise architecture modelling, service innovation and the methods for analysing organisational situations and modelling them. Skills: The candidate shall establish practical skills in creating sustainable business and enterprise architecture models that enhances the understanding of the design of IT systems and the perspectives of software engineering models. Competence: The candidate shall be able to put the course topics into a broader technological, business and social context related to the impact of information systems in society.

Learning methods and activities

The students will work on a term paper assignment during the whole semester.

This will include practical modelling activities, group discussions, presentations and peer reviews.

This work will be done during the weekly tutorials.

The main activities will include weekly interactive classroom activities in small groups, lectures, tutorials, modelling, presentations and term paper. The lectures and tutorials are aimed at interactions and discussions among the class participants, rather than a one-way lecture delivery.

Weekly tutorials will support the practical modelling and term paper assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Submission of a model

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on the models, the final report (Term Paper) and participation in some of the learning activities during the semester.

The final report includes modelling assignments, descriptions of how the practical modelling parts relate to the theory, presentations and reflections.

The assignment is split into sub-parts with set activities and times during the semester and the students are expected to follow the required timeline.

The activities will include a presentation of the case and an enterprise model with minimum requirements, group presentations of different models, peer feedback and reflections, and peer review of final reports.

The students will be required to participate in a mandatory activity at the beginning of the course, to be able to complete the course. The mandatory activity is the participation in a classroom activity and present an enterprise model that meets the minimum requirements, which is a part of the first activity, and is the criteria for continuing this course and receiving a final grade.

Failure to participate in the activities can have consequences on the final grade.

If a student fails to submit their final report, they will receive a F/Fail and will be required to retake the course in its entirety.

Course materials

To be announced at the start of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DT8802 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Information Systems
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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