Course syllabus - Distributed Software Development, 7.5 credits
Autumn semester 2013
A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements).
School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
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Akademin för innovation, design och teknik,
The aim of the course is to give students insight in complexity of distributed software development and to make them familiar to work in distributed teams using and to some extent develop modern technology for distributed communication between developers.
After fulfilling the course, the student should be able to:
- work in distributed development groups, planning, designing and performing distributed development projects.
- understand and be able to provide conditions for successfully working in a multi-cultural environment
- inventory own competences and requirements to solve problem.
- get new knowledge aquired for the project based on the inventory and aftwards use it in the project.
The course contains of lectures (standard and invited) and project. The lectors include the following topics:
- Introduction to distributed software development
- Distributed development projects
- Designing distributed applications
The project assignments are given to distributed group of students. Different projects are defined. They are related to distributed, web-based development.
At least 120 ECTS credits of higher education where at least 90 ECTS credits are in the area of computer science where at least 7,5 ECTS credits is about Java, C++ or another object-oriented language. In addition Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course A/English course 6 are required. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.
Project (PRO1), 7.5 credits, marks 3, 4 or 5
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Grading scale: 5, 4, 3
Interim provision and other journals
Lectures, invitaed lectures, project consultations. There will be different literature, depending of the project