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Before choosing courseID2207 Modern Methods in Software Engineering 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course

How to develop a software system? In this course we are going to present a set of methods and techniques used to guide the software development process. The methods and techniques represent current developments in software engineering area. In particular, they include Unified Process (UP), Extreme Programming (XP), Agile modeling and some other both already known and relatively new approaches.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus ID2207 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Introduction and basic concepts for software development. Abstraction/models and division. Life cycle for software. Unified process. Unified Modeling Language (UML) Specification and analysis of requirements. System design. Object design. Design patterns: Refactoring. Transformation of models to code. Testing. Agile software development and agil emodelling. The bases of extreme programming. DevOps methods.

The practical part of the course contains exercises and a small software development project.

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student should be able to:

  • formulate definitions of the most important concepts and the methods in software development
  • evaluate and use the most important concepts and the methods in software development.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge of Java is desirable.


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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


  • ANN1 - Assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: 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 examination.

In agreement with KTH´s coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt the examination for students in possession of a valid medical certificate. The examiner may permit other examination forms at the re-examination of few 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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Profile picture Mihhail Matskin

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 ID2207

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Matskin, Mihhail

Supplementary information

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