TDT4252 - Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Innovation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 45/100
Written examination 55/100 4 hours D

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 business and enterprise modelling, service innovation and the methods for analysing organizational situations and modelling them.

Skills: The candidate shall establish practical skills in creating good business and enterprise 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 relative to the impact of information systems in society.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, term paper and exercises. The lectures will be presented in seminars during the semester. Weekly tutorials will support the practical modelling and term paper assignment. The course may be taught in English if taken by students without Norwegian language skills.

Compulsory assignments

  • Term Report

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written test (55%) and modelling assignments/term paper (45%). 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.

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

To be announced at the start of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DT8802 7.5 01.09.2008
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Information Systems
Contact information

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 *
Autumn ORD work 45/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 55/100 D
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU