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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.

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 prutt24 programme students

Target group

Open to all programmes except CDATE as long as it can be included in your programme.

Part of programme

Degree Programme in Engineering Mathematics, åk 2, Mandatory

Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management, åk 3, DTOI, Mandatory

Master of Science in Engineering and in Education, åk 4, TEDA, Conditionally Elective

Master of Science in Engineering and in Education, åk 5, TEDA, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Systems, Control and Robotics, åk 2, Recommended


P1 (2.0 hp), P2 (4.0 hp)


16 Sept 2024
13 Jan 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 prutt24 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 prutt24 programme students


Vahid Mosavat (


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1385 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • Knowledge and skills in programming, 6 credits, corresponding to completed course DD1310/DD1311/DD1312/DD1314/DD1315/DD1316/DD1318/DD1331/DD1337/DD100N/ID1018. 
  • Knowledge and skills in computer science, 6 credits, corresponding to completed course DD1320/DD1321/DD1325/DD1327/DD1338/DD2325/ID1020.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in Ladok is considered equivalent to completion of the course.

Registering for a course is counted as active participation.

The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

Java programming corresponding to DD1380/DD2310 Java programming for Python programmers or DD1337 Programming.


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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

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


  • 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
  • QUI1 - Digital quiz, 1.5 credits, grading scale: 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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Transitional regulations

TEN1 is replaced by QUI1.

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: