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Software engineering

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Max amount of FITech students: 100

Persons without a valid study right to a Finnish university have preference to this course.

The course provides a broad but practical view of industrial software development.

Students learn the main problems, models and methods of software engineering, including traditional and agile/lean software development. The main software engineering activities, including software requirements engineering, design, implementation, testing and deployment are covered. Supporting workflows, e.g. configuration management and project management are also discussed.

The course is delivered using Moodle. Students pass the course by doing one Moodle module each week, according to a fixed schedule. Each weekly module consists of a video lecture, a set of readings, a quiz, and a written assignment.

After the course,

  • you have a working understanding of software development in industry, as well as the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in software engineering.
  • you can present and motivate the phases of software engineering (requirements engineering, software architecture, software design and implementation, software testing, software evolution) and the main crosscutting activities of software engineering (software processes, agile software development, configuration management).
  • you are able to read and understand software engineering literature, and motivate the importance of software engineering.

Assessment methods and criteria: Exercises and possibly examination.

Workload: Lectures 30 h, exercises 60 h, independent study 45 h.

More information in Aalto University’s WebOodi course page.

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Further information about the studies

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Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
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Software engineering
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Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
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General prerequisites:
Basics in programming.
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