Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


System development 3 (EN)

Danish title
Systemudvikling 3 (EN)
Study programme
Business Economics & Information Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
3. 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)
Tue Hellstern
Jesper Skovsgaard Frederiksen
Heidi Løvhøj Larsen
Mikkel Wessel Nielsen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    IT-supported business systems and processes, user experience, international usability,
    global project management, test and validation of IT-systems


    The student has development-based knowledge and understanding about and can reflect on
    applied theories and methodologies regarding
    1) IT-supported business systems and processes
    2) design processes, user interface design, and user experience
    3) international usability testing
    4) international project management
    5) test and validation in software construction


    The student masters skills regarding the application of
    1) theories and methods about design processes and prototyping in the development of
    architecture, functionality, and user interfaces in IT-systems
    2) theories and methods about international usability in the development and test of systems
    and interfaces in a multinational context
    3) theory and methods to model information about business processes and business rules in
    the development of IT-supported business systems and -solutions
    4) theory about usability and qualitative and quantitative methods in usability testing and
    user experience
    5) theory and methods to manage international teams and projects
    6) theory and methods to assure quality in IT systems through test and validation procedures
    7) selecting and presenting relevant solution models regarding user experience, test, and
    validation to collaboration partners and users


    The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented situations regarding
    1) planning, testing and analyzing usability and user experience in interface design and
    2) the collaboration concerning the integration of a design process in the development of an
    IT system
    3) developing, testing and evaluating user interfaces in a multinational context
    4) creating a usability test plan and testing the functionality and user experience of IT-systems
    and -solutions
    5) managing cross-border development projects and international teams
    6) integrating test and validation procedures in the development of IT-systems and –solutions
    7) identifying own learning needs and developing own knowledge, skills, and competences in
    relation user experience, test and project management

  • 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 participation

    Equipment needed to participate
    We assume students to have a laptop that runs Windows 10 (or later) or Mac OS X 10.12 (or later).
    Older versions of Windows or Mac OS and Linux might work in most cases – but is not supported with help to install open source tools or handle teaching examples.
    We assume students have a HDMI-port or miniDVI/lightning port on their laptop.
    In a select few teaching situations (not in 1st semester) examples are used, that does not work well with less than 4 GB RAM Memory – for this 8 GB RAM is recommended.

    Students will need office software (Microsoft, Apple, Google, or..).
    Students need to be able to produce and read pdf-documents, Word-documents, Powerpoint-presentations and Excel-spreadsheets.
    There exist a Microsoft cloud version that becomes available when you set up a free one-drive account.

    An Internet browser needs to be available (i.e. Chrome or Safari).
    We strongly recommend students to have access to Facebook and a private Facebook-account.

  • 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
    The exam must show that the student
    • 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 exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The 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.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Group, 2-7 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.
    Permitted exam aids
    Laptop may be brought during the oral exam for presentation purposes.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
    Exam criteria
    The student will receive an individual grade for the overall performance covering the portfolio, 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.
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 System development 3 (EN) 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.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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