Software Design


Course Objective

Learn notations to model software systems. Practice with model-driven
reasoning about a piece of software. Develop critical reasoning skills
to select the most appropriate modeling notation and apply it to the
(software) problem at hand.

Course Content

Developing real-case software systems is complex; they are large, and
their development often starts when it is still unclear what they should
precisely do.
The goal of software modeling is to model modern, complex software
systems in a systematic manner. The lectures will cover and apply a
number of software modeling notations and techniques.
The students will learn which technique is the most appropriate for
which problem, how to describe a (software) problem in models, how to
use such models to reason about software, and finally how to use models
to discuss ideas and plans with other stakeholders so that requirements
are clarified and software systems are well understood and developed in
a more reliable way.

Teaching Methods

Lectures (H). Modeling exercises (W). Weekly presentations (pre).

Method of Assessment

Modeling assignments (in teamwork project) contributing to the final
grade, and final written exam. The specific grading rules are explained
in the first lecture and are published on Canvas.

Entry Requirements

Object-oriented programming (for instance Java or C/C++)


- Software Engineering: Principles and Practice, by Hans van Vliet
(Wiley & Sons, 2008).
- Learning UML 2.0 - A Pragmatic Introduction to UML, by Russ Miles and
Kim Hamilton (O'Reilly, 2006).
- UML @Classroom, by Martina Seidl et al. (Springer, 2015).

Target Audience


Recommended background knowledge

Object-oriented programming in Java

General Information

Course Code XB_40007
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. I. Malavolta
Examiner dr. I. Malavolta
Teaching Staff dr. I. Malavolta

Practical Information

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Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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