DD1385 Software Engineering 6.0 credits


A second course in computer science treating object oriented programming, object oriented modeling and analysis, program development with design patterns and advanced Java class libraries.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Object-Oriented Programming in Java. Use of class libraries in Java for object collections, simple graphical components, advanced graphical components, client-server programming and threads. UML class diagrams.

Design patterns for object-oriented software development.

Criteria for good design. Testing and test driven software development.

Orientation in object-oriented analysis.

Orientation in common development methodologies.

Laboratory sessions in Java that all are documented with UML class diagrams.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for object-oriented concepts and technologies as loose coupling, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism, and use them in your own programming,
  • describe and apply criteria for good object-oriented design
  • recognise and explain common design patterns in object-oriented software development as well as choose appropriate patterns for simple applications
  • draw UML class diagrams that in a clear and legible way document your own programming work,
  • interpret and explain UML class diagrams,
  • use advanced language elements in Java, such as exceptions, threads, graphical components, object collections and web programming in your own programming work,
  • explain the structure and function of the elements of the language,
  • explain and apply test driven software development

in order to:

  • be prepared to participate in software development projects,
  • be able to work with software development in Java.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Programming, algorithms and datastructures corresponding to one of the courses DD1320, DD1321, DD1325, DD1327, DD2325 or ID1020. Java programming corresponding to DD1380/DD2310 Java programming for Python programmers.


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Will be announced on the course web no later than 10 weeks before the start of the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory assignments, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Under special circumstances, other examination formats may be used. In this course, the code of honor of the school is applied, see: http://www.kth.se/en/csc/utbildning/hederskodex

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed laboratory assignments, project and examination.

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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Vahid Mosavat

Ann Bengtsson

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DD1385

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EECS/Computer Science

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Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Vahid Mosavat (vahid@kth.se) Ann Bengtsson (ann@kth.se)

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.

Supplementary information

The course is replacing DD2385.

DD1385 cannot be combined with DD1332, DD1346, DD1349 eller DD2385.

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