Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

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Design of complex it-systems, domains, processes and decisions (DA)

2020/2021
Danish title
Design af komplekse it-systemer, domæner, processer og beslutninger (DA)
Study programme
Business Economics & Information Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
Semester
4. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Ects
10
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
Danish
Start time
Spring
Autumn
Location
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
9141407
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Jesper Skovsgaard Frederiksen
Tue Hellstern
Muniba Talha
  • Purpose

    Students learn how to work with the design of complex IT systems, domains, processes and decisions based on selected theories of IT architecture, distributed systems, service management, systems development, decision theory and data science as well as a number of new technologies, including microservice, domain driven design and machine learning.

    Knowledge

    The student has gained development-based knowledge, understanding and an ability to reflect on applied theories, methods and tools regarding
    *  Artificial intelligence and neural networks
    * Handling of Business Intelligence data in organisations
    * Data set visualisation
    *  NoSQL databases
    *  Data-driven decision theory, including selected decision problems from the fields of 
mathematics, computer science, operations research and / or cybernetics and use of the same 
in response to business-related issues
    *  Incremental development of IT systems, including Microservice architectures and DevOps
    * APIs and their business application, Web Services and Service-oriented IT architecture
    * Frameworks for working with IT architecture
    * The importance of IT architecture in business agility and systems development
    * Virtualisation and associated techniques, containers and cloud systems.
    * Issues and methods for establishing security in IT systems, including SSL, VPN, encryption, certificates and virus scanning
    * Privacy by design.

    Skills

    The student masters skills related to the use of theory of methods regarding 

    *  design of complex, loosely coupled IT systems with a focus on information gathering and modelling of business domains 

    * design of a strategic service vision including a service concept and definition of the need for service delivery systems and their IT content 

    * design and use of machine learning solutions, including associated data handling 

    * design and development of business processes based on a rational data-driven business 
perspective 

    *  use of APIs 

    * use of a virtual environment 

    * design, development and testing of distributed IT systems 

    * decision-making in project management.

    Competences

    The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented issues regarding 

    * The use of data in business processes including decision-making, decision support and decision systems. 


    The student is able to participate independently in work with
    *  IT business analysis, including analysis and design of an IT system in accordance with domain needs of a business 

    * design of IT systems to support business and decision-making processes 

    *  development and continued development of complex distributed and virtual IT systems in 
multidisciplinary collaboration.

    
The student is able to identify their own learning requirements and develop their own knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to 
design of complex IT systems, domains, processes and decisions.

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    Lectures and assignments, combined with 5 major practical interdisciplinary case assignments, where the subject content is used intensively.
  • 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
    There is one external, individual portfolio exam in the fourth semester.

    The exam consists of 2 parts:

    A portfolio of products and an individual oral exam

    Portfolio of products:•

    The portfolio of products consists of a customized, individual, product package from the course Digital transformation and Management and the Course Design of complex IT-systems, domains, processes and decisions

    The starting point of the oral part of the exam is the portfolio of products, which will be assessed by the examiners before the exam.The exam is an external examination with both internal and external examiner.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-7 max participants
    Exam languages
    English
    Duration
    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
    Examiners
    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.
210
hours of teaching
64
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Design of complex it-systems, domains, processes and decisions (DA) you will receive 210 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 279 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 77% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, cases, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, group work, exercises.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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