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DD1393 Software Engineering 10.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1393 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Theory: systematic principles of design of correct and robust software, life cycle models, the documentation standard PPS-05, project organisation and planning, project risk, 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

After passing 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 is 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

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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

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


  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 10.5 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.

In this course, the code of honor of the school is applied, see:

Other requirements for final grade

The grade of the course component ÖVN1 constitutes the final grade of the course.

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 DD1393

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Dena Hussain (

Transitional regulations

A student who has not passed the course should do the project in the course DD1369 instead.

Supplementary information

The course has been replaced by DD1369.

DD1393 cannot be combined with any of the courses DD1363, DD1365, DD1369 or DD1392.

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