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DD1392 Introduction to Software Engineering 9.0 credits

A project-based introduction to software engineering. Topics include user requirements capture and analysis, software architectural design, software lifecycle models, risk management, software quality assurance and UML modeling languages.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1392 (Spring 2014–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Theory: systematic principles for the construction of correct and robust software, lifecycle models, PPS-05 documentation standard, project organisation and planning, project risk, software requirements capture and analysis.

Presentation of project proposals, assignment of project groups and work, student presentation of project planning document PPD and user requirements
document URD.

Software engineering project: planning and requirements capture and analysis for a large software engineering project in groups of at least 10 students, in collaboration with an industrial partner or academic researcher that functions as an external client and provides the project proposal and also evaluates the result.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to

  • describe different theories of how software can be developed,
  • apply appropriate methods for the design and implementation of modern software systems,
  • produce the documents needed in the construction of large software systems,
  • work in large development groups, with different individual roles,

in order to

  • be prepared to participate in large scale IT projects.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Ian Sommerville: Software Engineering, Addison Wesley, ninth edition.

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


  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 9.0 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.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

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

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 DD1392

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Karl Meinke (

Supplementary information

The course has been replaced by DD1393.

The following courses cannot be included in the same degree as DD1392: DD1363, DD1365, DD1385, DD1393.