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Software and systems architecture

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Architect’s role is essential in software development. Therefore, it is important to understand the role of architecture in software development and have the basic skills of how to design and describe architecture.

In the course, architecturally significant requirements are identified and designed architectures are evaluated with requirements. Also the challenges of modern distributed architectures and problems of integration are discussed.

The course centers around software architecture design and meeting the needs of the stakeholders of the system. The contents include basics of software and systems architecture, identifying architecturally significant requirements, designing software architecture with views, and evaluating software architectures. In addition, wider concepts of enterprise architecture and integration are introduced to put architectures in their context. The course includes a large practical design work that goes through these concepts.

This course provides a hybrid or blended learning experience. Each lecture week includes also a written learning task. There is a mandatory large project work that lasts through the whole course and a set of readings associated with each phase. Students will present and evaluate their work and the work of others several times during the course.

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LUT University
Kari Smolander

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Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
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ICT Studies
Software engineering
Course code:
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Host university:
LUT University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Programming skills and experience in internet application development.
Study suitable for:
Software developers and software architects
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