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Special topics of software engineering

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The following learning outcomes are developed in the course:
- Building on the fundamentals of software engineering, students have in-depth knowledge of selected topics related to the development and evolution of software systems.
- Students know advanced methods of requirements analysis and are able to apply them efficiently
- Students have sound knowledge in the detailed design of software systems using design patterns.
- The students know procedures for the automation and support of large software systems.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Students bring the following requirements to the course:
- Students understand the basics of software engineering.
- Students understand object-oriented design using UML.
- Students understand Java, inheritance and polymorphism.

course contents

Further and advanced topics in the field of software engineering are taught in this course. This includes the following focal points: In-depth topics in the fields of requirements analysis (e.g. SOPHIST rules, goal modelling) and design (e.g. design patterns, design principles); in-depth knowledge of agile development methods; procedures in the development of extensible software systems; automation in the development of large software systems (e.g. unit tests, continuous integration and DevOps).

recommended or required reading

- Sommerville: Software Engineering, 10., aktualisierte Auflage, PEARSON, 2018.
- B. Brügge, A. H. Dutoit: Objektorientierte Softwaretechnik mit UML, Entwurfsmustern und Java, PEARSON, 2004.
- Rupp, Chris & die Sophisten: Requirements-Engineering und -Management, Hanser, 6. Auflage (2014)
- Van Lamsweerde, Axel: Requirements Engineering, Wiley (2009)

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, quiz, presentation and discussion of task solutions

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Georg Hagel

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable