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The course aims to introduce students to the theory and practice of software engineering. The main activities are: formal lectures, invited industrial speakers, and a group project (8 students per group).

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus DD1369 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Theory: systematic principles for design of correct and robust software, life cycle models, the documentation standard PPS-05, project organisation and planning, project risks, software requirements capture and analysis.
Presentation of project proposals, assignment of project groups, project work and production of project planning document (PPD) and user requirements document (URD). Guest lectures by experts on software development from the industry.
Software development project: planning, requirements capture and analysis for a large software engineering project in groups of at least 10 students, in collaboration with a company or researcher that functions as an external client and provides the project proposal and evaluates the results.
Rhetoric and oral presentation.

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student shall be able to

  • describe different development methods for software
  • apply appropriate methods for design and implementation in modern software development
  • apply established principles of production of the documentation that are necessary for planning, implementation and delivery of software development projects
  • apply general guidelines and design principles for rhetoric and oral presentation
  • practise the different communication situations with different interested parties that are relevant in a software development project
  • work in large software development project groups, where the individuals have different roles and responsibility

in order to be prepared to participate in IT projects, independently of the size of the project and the project group.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Passed course in basic computer science equivalent to DD1338, DD1320, DD1321 or DD1327.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Reports and presentations, 10,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web DD1369

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: