Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Systems Development 2

Danish title
Systemudvikling 2
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
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Jens Rasmussen
Janni Høyer Thoft
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Systems Development 2 includes data modelling and database design. as well as agile project management models and user experience.


    The student has gained development-based knowledge, understanding and an ability to reflect on applied theories and methods regarding
     modelling of data and their representation
     database design, normalisation, and database integrity
     agile IT project management models.


    The student masters skills related to the use of
     modelling methods and techniques
     normalisation techniques to identify and eliminate redundant data and optimising database searches
     methods and theories for working with user experience.


    The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented issues regarding
     selection and presentation to partners and users of relevant solution models in connection with data analysis and design
     constructing a logical and physical database design
     work with agile systems development projects.

    The student is able to identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to
     data modelling, agile IT project management models and user experience.

  • 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)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    There are 3 part-exams in the semester, each weighted 20%, 20% and 60%. The exams are with an internal examiner. When the part-exams will take place, will be published on KEA's learning platform at the start of the semester.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The part-exams that are weighted 20% are written exams.

    The part-exams test whether the learning objectives for the individual semester modules have been. However, the part-exams that are weighted 20% focus mainly on the learning objectives for the knowledge and skills categories.

    The part-exam that is weighted 60% is a written assignment with an individual oral defence.
    It is the project submitted by the student that serves as the starting point for the oral part of the part-exam that is weighted 60%. The 60% part-exam tests the learning objectives within the categories of knowledge, skills and competencies for all the semester modules.

    The oral exam lasts 30 min. incl. grading. An overall grade is given according to the 7-point grading scale.

    At the start of the semester, the Head of Programme may decide that the two part-exams that are weighted 20% each can be combined into one part-exam weighted 30%. If so, the weighting of the 60% part-exam will be increased to 70%. Students will be informed about such a combination of part-exams at the start of the semester.

    If part-exams weighted 20% each are combined, the resulting 30% part-exam need not be passed. The part-exam that is weighted 70% must be passed, and the total weighted result must be at least 02. The grade of 02 cannot be obtained by rounding up.

    The overall grade for the second semester is the weighted average of module 4 case,module 5 case and theexam project.The total grade is rounded to the nearest grade in the 7-point grading scaleaccording to the arithmetic rounding method.However, there is no rounding up to the grade of 02. The total grade for the 2. semester is the weighted average of the grade for the module 4 case(weights 20%)!The grade forthe module 5 case (weights 20%) Grades for exam project (weights 60%)The semester is passed when the student achieves a total grade of 02 as a minimum and meets the prerequisite conditions for each module and the exam project. If the semester is not passed, the exam project must be re-taken.
    Formal requirements
    The exam project must be interdisciplinary and problem oriented.

    The School lays down the actual requirements for the project, which will combine essential fields of the 2rd semester teaching. The School must secure that the project description is given to the students and the examiners.

    Handing in Report
    The report must not exceed 35 standard pages excluding appendices. Appendices should be kept to a minimum.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Group, 2-7 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.
    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.

    Part-exams that are weighted 20% need not be passed. The part-exam that is weighted 60% must be passed, and the total weighted result must be at least 02. The grade of 02 cannot be obtained by rounding up.
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 2 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