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Introduction to software engineering

Individual course

Course content

  • Properties of different types of software, embedded, productised/tailored, service-based – especially from the customer point of view.
  • Requirements definition and customer-vendor communication. Participation in creation of the requirement documentation with the vendor. Paradigms and notations used in requirements (e.g. the most common UML notations). Non-technical uses like user experience and IPR.
  • Principles of SW life-cycle models – especially from stake-holder point of view.
  • Know that different phases of SW development and the customer role in each.

Learning outcomes

After the course student understands how different types of software is developed in a professional way and what kind of knowledge and skills it requires. The ultimate goal is efficient participation in software projects in various stakeholder roles, for instance as an expert or customer.

Completion methods

  • Lectures at campus, weekly exercises mostly at campuses, some remote groups.
  • Exam and exercise work are required, latest details are available at Moodle.

More information in the Tampere University study guide.

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Responsible teachers

Tampere University
Tero Ahtee
Tampere University
Valentina Lenarduzzi

Further information about the studies

Tampere University
Teemu Rauhala, ICT coordinator

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
Application starts on 5.6.2024
Application starts on 5.6.2024
Software engineering,
Software systems
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Tampere University
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General prerequisites:
Course Programming 1: Introduction is recommended.
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