Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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 cross-cutting 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.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 02.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Casper Lassenius

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Lecturer: Casper Lassenius,

Main assistant: Alex Granlund,

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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, students have a working understanding of software development in industry, and the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in software engineering.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exercises and possibly examination.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 30 h Exercises 60 h Independent study 45 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.