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ID2007 Processes for IT Production 7.5 credits

Level: Advaced

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus ID2007 (Spring 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course deals with the presentation of the following topics:
- the subject of software engineering
- the subject of information systems engineering
- the concept of socio-technical systems
- software processes and process models
- system- and software requirements
- requirements engineering process
- system models
- formal specification
- architectural design
- distributed systems architectures
- object-oriented design
- real-time software design
- rapid software development
- design with reuse
- software reuse
- component-based sofware engineering
- verification and validation
- software testing
- dependability
- critical systems specification, development, and validation
- software project management
- managing people
- software cost estimation
- quality management
- process improvement
- legacy systems
- software evolution and maintenance
- configuration management

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives an overview of the domain of software and information systems engineering. It is an advanced course on processes and management of software products, projects and resources.
The goal of the course is to provide a broad and general perspective on software engineering and processes required for developing, evolving, maintaining and managing software products, projects, and resources. Another goal is to make students get insight into the recent research results within software and information systems engineering.

Course disposition

- eight lectures
- seminars. The number of seminars will depend on the number of students. However, each student is obliged to be present at only one seminar.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in software engineering


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Ian Sommerville: Software Engineering (Upplaga/Edition: 8), Pearson-Addison Wesley, 2006, 0-321-31379-8

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 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.

- written exam
- 100% of questions will come from the Question Bank to be found on the course website.
- research task
- the students will study one topic. The results of their study will be presented during the seminars.

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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Profile picture Mira Kajko-Mattsson

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 ID2007

Offered by

ICT/Software and Computer system

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Mira Kajko-Mattsson