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DD2480 Software Engineering Fundamentals 7.5 credits

This course goal is to enable students to become a successful participant in an industrial or open source software project.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2480 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Requirements engineering..

Revision control, continuous integration, the life cycle for software.

Design patterns, components.

Testing and debugging.

Software maintenance, configuration management, refactoring.

Quality assurance Estimation and measurement of performance and code complexity, scalability.  

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • apply revision control to a software project,
  • systematically test and debug a program,
  • combine different types of software testing technologies in a project,
  • understand and use pattern for design and implementation of software
  • deploy quality assurance techniques and judge their results.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Object-Oriented Programming and basic computer science equivalent to one of the courses DD1320, DD1321, DD1325, DD1327, DD1338, DD1339, DD1340, DD1341 or DD1346.

Recommended prerequisites

Object oriented programming, algorithms and datastructures corresponding to one of the courses DD1320, DD1321, DD1325, DD1327, DD1338, DD1339, DD1340, DD1341, DD1346 or ID1020.


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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 - Exercises, 7.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed laboratory assignments.

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 DD2480

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

DD2487 Large-Scale Software Development


Cyrille Artho (

Supplementary information

Grading criteria will be announced at the start of the course.

This course is based on group projects; students have to participate locally.

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

Additional regulations

This course contains group projects and labs. Course registration after the official registration period is not possible, since we need to create the groups in the beginning of the course.