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)
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Håndværkergården, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Anders Latif
Constantin Alexandru Gheorghiasa
Arturo Mora Rioja
  • 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.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Equipment needed to participate
    Windows PC, Mac or Linux
    - min 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM preferably)
    - 200 GB available disk space
    - CPU with virtualisation hardware (usually available in most modern CPUs)
    - 15,6” screen or bigger is recommended

  • 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)
    Presentation - max 10 min.
    Examination- max. 15 min.
    Grading - 5 min.
    Total - 30 min.
    Permitted exam aids
    Available exam aids
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    Course materials available to the students via Internet.
  • Additional information
    Some classes may take place online.
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 90 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 120 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 33% of your total workload for the subject.

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

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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