Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Systems Development 1

Danish title
Systemudvikling 1
Study programme
Business Economics & Information Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
2. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Mikkel Wessel Nielsen
Jens Rasmussen
Janni Høyer Thoft
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Systems Development 1 offers a general introduction to working with the development of IT systems, including the start-up phase with definition, construction and challenges related to requirement specifications. Furthermore, the students get a detailed introduction to the modelling of IT systems for use in planning, design, sketches, implementation and documentation.


    The student has gained development-based knowledge, understanding and an ability to reflect on applied theories and methods regarding
    - systems modelling by means of modelling standards
    - preparation of requirement specifications and their role in systems development.


    The student masters the basic skills related to
    - modelling and description of IT systems
    - preparing requirement specifications for systems development.


    The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented issues regarding
    - use of models in the work with system development
    - requirement specifications for small systems.
    The student is able to identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to requirement specifications for
    - small systems and the use of models to support the development of such systems.

  • Type of instruction
    During class there will be both group work and lectures
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Assignments can be a prerequisite. It is stated in the semester plan which assignments are subject to conditions. Bound preconditions help to demonstrate the study activity for the individual student.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The examination of the subject will be based on one or more part-exams, whcich as a whole is reflected in the grade given.
    The part-exams can be oral, written or project oriented based on content and work method in the courses on which the part-exam is based. It may be an individual or a group exam.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The student will be examined in several subjects (Microeconomics, Business Economics, Organisation, Systems Development, Software Construction and Communication). The examination must secure that the examination covers subjects that are not already dealt with in the report.
    Formal requirements
    The project must be interdisciplinary and problem oriented.

    The School lays down the actual requirements for the project, which will combine essential fields of the 3rd semester teaching. The School can make further demands for group size, project scope and process documentation, including requirements for the demonstration of working code and/or the student’s written language skills. The School must secure that the project description is given to the students and the examiners.

    Handing in Report
    The report must not exceed 15 standard pages plus a maximum of 8 standard pages per group member, excluding appendices. Appendices should be kept to a minimum.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Group, 5-8 max participants
    Exam languages
    1. Individual presentation based on report: 5 minutes.
    2. Individual examination: 20 minutes.
    3. Discussion of performance and announcement of grade: 5 minutes.
    This exam is a common exam for all teaching subjects at 1. semester.
    Permitted exam aids
    A laptop can be used for presentation during the exam.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The student will receive an individual grade for the overall performance covering report,
    presentation and individual examination. The evaluation of the performance is based on the
    degree to which it complies with the purpose and learning objectives of the subjects, as described in the curriculum.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    The exam will be held in the same way as the normal exam. The new project can either be based on the same problem as the original exam project or on a new problem.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Systems Development 1 you will receive 62 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 82 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 45% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances