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Advanced Software Architecture

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)


The course focuses on principles and methods that aid the designer/developer/architect to gain increased confidence in the architectural design.
This includes architectural patterns, qualitative and quantitative assessment of architectures, quantitative modelling using architecture description languages such as AADL and MARTE, and qualitative architecture evaluation methods, e.g., ATAM.
Finally, the course will also address the specific challenges related to scale, dynamics, and heterogeneity as found in system of systems, and ultra-large scale systems.

Prerequisites and selection


The requirement for the course is to have completed two years of studies within the subject Computer Science or Software engineering or equivalent. Successful completion of a course in the area of software architecture (DIT945 Model Driven software development or similar) is required. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.