Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


System integration

Danish title
Study programme
Software Development
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
5. semester
Duration of the subject/module
16 weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Håndværkergården, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Arturo Mora Rioja
Constantin Alexandru Gheorghiasa
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    This subject element must help ensure that the student develops the competencies to be able to work with technical system integration. After completing this module, the student must be able to integrate existing systems in connection with the development of new systems, and develop new systems supporting future integration.


    The student must have knowledge of:
    •Business considerations in relation to system integration
    •Standards and standards organisations
    •Storage, transformation and integration of data sources
    •The concept of services and its tie to service-oriented architectures
    •Technologies which can be used to implement a service-oriented architecture
    •Tools for integration.


    The student can:
    •Use an object-oriented system in a service-oriented architecture
    •Design a system that is easy to integrate with other systems, and uses existing services
    •Transform or expand a system so that it can function in a service-oriented architecture
    •Use patterns that support system integration
    •Integrate generic and other systems
    •Choose from various integration methods
    •Translate elements in a business strategy into specific requirements for system integration.


    The student can:
    •Choose from various integration techniques
    •Acquire knowledge of developments in standards for integration
    •Adapt IT architecture to take into account future system integration.

  • Type of instruction
    Teaching in Software development is a dynamic, interactive process that focuses on active student participation. Teaching is based on relevant business practices and relates practice to theory. Issues from various types of business in the IT industry will be drawn upon. Students take responsibility for their own learning, and together with the teachers, they contribute constructively to the learning process.

    Various teaching methods are employed to ensure optimum professional learning and personal development. The emphasis is on dialogues, discussions and project work.

    The teaching is organised as a variation between class teaching, guest lecturing, company visits, group project work and individual work. The learning is most often problem-based and cross-disciplinary and always practise-oriented. In addition to learning the subject, the student will gain the competences to work individually and in collaboration with others.

    The common aim of the activities is always to set clear intended learning objectives.
  • 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 standalone
    Type of exam
    Oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
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 integration you will receive 68 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 90 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, exercises, classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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