Information technology 2 (EN)2020/2021
Software application, cost of ownership, systems specifications, trends in informationKnowledge
technology, security, systems architecture
The student has development based knowledge and understanding about and can reflect onSkills
applied theories and methodologies regarding
1) creating concepts for software applications
2) cost of ownership
3) IT security
4) distribution of computer processing
5) system architecture
6) information technology trends
The student masters skills regarding the application ofCompetences
1) theories and methods to analyze security aspects of an IT portfolio, processes, or practice
2) theories and methods to design a systems architecture integrating knowledge about
information technology, business processes, and business objectives
3) theories about information technology trends to create concepts for software applications
4) methodologies to forecast short term and long term cost consequences of IT acquisitions,
including environmental aspects
5) selecting and presenting relevant solution models regarding trends in information
technology to collaboration partners and users
The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented situations regarding
1) design of a systems architecture
2) creating concepts for software applications or IT systems based on technological trends
3) estimating and communicating the consequences of software, hardware, and IT systems
acquisitions, including a cost/benefit analysis
4) analyzing and communicating the security aspects of the IT portfolio, processes or
5) identifying own learning needs and developing own knowledge, skills, and competences
in relation to systems architecture and trends in information technology
- Type of instruction and
practical application of learning objectives
Lectures and exercises, combined with 3 major practical cross-disciplinary case assignments in which the content is extensively practised.
- Subject/module requirement for
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.
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, Information Technologies,
Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
• can analyse and present a problem related to Business Strategy, Information Technologies,
Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from an interdisciplinary
• can manage an innovative and/or entrepreneurial process
• can complete a project in a team with emphasis on project management methods and
tools.Type of examCombined written and oral examinationFormal requirementsThe project must be interdisciplinary and problem oriented.
The School lays down the actual requirements for the project, which will combine essential fields of the 4th semester teaching of Business Strategy, Information Technologies, Systems
Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 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.
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 examIndividual or group, 1-4 max participantsExam languagesEnglishDuration1. Individual presentation based on report: 5 minutes.
2. Individual examination: 20 minutes.
3. Discussion of performance and announcement of grade: 5 minutes.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.
In the subject Information technology 2 (EN) you will receive 48 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 64 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 35% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, group work, interdisciplinary project-based teaching, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, exercises, group work.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances