TDT4252 - Enterprise Architecture for Enterprise Innovation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 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 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

The students will work on a term paper assignment during the whole semester. This will include practical modelling activities, discussions and presentations. This work will be done during the weekly tutorials. The main activities will include weekly lectures, tutorials, modelling 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. The course may be taught in English if taken by students who do not speak Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report at Checkpoint1

Further on evaluation

The models and the final report are the basis for the final grade in the course. The final report includes a modelling assignments/term paper, descriptions of how the practical modelling parts relate to the theory, presentations and reflections. The assignment is split into sub-parts with set times during the semester and the students are expected to follow the required timeline. Failure to do so can have consequences on the final grade. If a student fails to submit their report, they will receive a F/Fail and will be required to retake the course in its entirety.

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2008
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

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 assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100
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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