System development 32021/2022
- Purpose and learning objectives
In Systems Development 3, students learn about the planning, documentation and execution of systems development projects. Teaching includes knowledge of system development methods and project management, including agile project management. Furthermore, students learn how to ensure that IT systems are user-friendly (user experience), relevant to the organisation (through IT business analysis and modelling) and well-functioning (through model-based testing and quality assurance).Knowledge
The student has gained development-based knowledge, understanding and an ability to reflect on applied theories and methods regardingSkills
- project management
- system development methods
- design of user interfaces and user experience
- testing and validation of IT systems.
The student masters skills, including choice of method and communication of solutions, related toCompetences
- use of theories and methods for project management and development of IT systems
- development of user interfaces in IT systems
- usability and user experience theory
- use of theories and methods for quality assurance of IT systems through testing and validation procedures
- modelling of information flows.
The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented issues regarding
- project management methods and IT tools to support projects management, as well as system development models
- planning, testing and analysis of usability and user experience in interface design and functionality
- planning of IT systems testing
- project launch, including preliminary analyses
- implementation of IT systems.
The student is able to identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to
- project management
- IT quality assurance
- systems development methods
- user experience.
The student is able to participate independently in
- work on the development of IT systems
- organising and communicating interdisciplinary collaboration and taking responsibility for one of the relevant roles in an agile project model.
- Type of instruction
Classroom teaching and exercises, assisted by 3 major cross-disciplinary case assignments in which the course content is intensively used.
- Subject/module requirement for
Equipment needed to participate
It is assumed that the student has a laptop running Windows 10 (or later) or Mac OS X 10.12 (or later.
Older versions of Windows or Mac OS and Linux may work in most cases - but are not supported with help to installing open source tools or handling teaching examples.
It is assumed that the students have an HDMI port or miniDVI / lightning port on their laptop. In a few teaching situations (not in 1st semester) there will be used examples, that will not work as well with less than 4 GB of RAM - in these cases 8 GB of RAM is recommended.
The students will need office software (Microsoft, Apple, Google or ..).
The students must be able to produce and read pdf documents, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel sheets.
There is a Microsoft Cloud version, that will be available upon registering a free OneDrive account.
An internet browser must be available (ie. Chrome or Safari).
We strongly recommend that the students have access to Facebook and a private Facebook account.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested with the following modules
• can communicate core concepts from Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing, Information
Technologies, and Systems development.
• can analyse and present a problem related to Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing,
Information Technologies, and Systems development from an interdisciplinary perspective.
• can collect and analyse user and marketing research
• can complete a project in a team with emphasis on relations.Type of examCombined written and oral examinationThe student will be examined in several subjects (Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing,
Information Technologies, and Systems development). The examination must secure that the
examination covers subjects that are not already dealt with in the report.Formal requirementsThe project must be interdisciplinary and problem oriented.
The project's assignment text is written by teachers.
The School lays down the actual requirements for the project, which will combine essential fields of the 3rd semester teaching of Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing, Information Technologies, and Systems development. 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 examGroup, 2-7 max participantsExam languagesDanish(Norwegian/Swedish)Duration1. Individual presentation based on report: 5 minutes.
2. Individual examination: 20 minutes.
3. Discussion of performance and announcement of grade: 5 minutes.Permitted exam aidsA laptop may be brought along to the oral exam to be used for the presentation.Type of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe 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 illnessThe exam is carried out in the same way as the ordinary exam. The new project can either be based on the same problem as the project that was the basis of the ordinary exam, or on a new problem.
In the subject System development 3 you will receive 96 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 128 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 35% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, cases, exercises, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, group work, exercises, project work.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances