Emerging Trends in Software Engineering

University of Oulu
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Course overview

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ECTS Credits 5   cr
Language of instruction EN.



The course is held in the autumn semester, during periods 1 and 2. It is a recommended to compelete the course at the 1st autumn semester.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student understands the recent trends in software engineering. The student is able to perform computer supported trend mining to discover new trends of any given topic. The student is able to critically think about the trends.


- Software engineering trends (varies yearly)

- Automated trend mining from online databases

- Writing, arguing and discussing about the trends.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures 24 h, exercises 18 h, essays 30 h, project 30 h, independent study 31 h.

Target group

 MSc students

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basics on software engineering.

Recommended or required reading

 Articles + lectures.

Assessment Methods and criteria

Active lecture participation, exercises, assignments, essays.


 Numerical scale 1-5 or fail.

Person responsible Mäntylä Mika Hosseini Seyedrebvar

University of Oulu oulun.yliopisto(at)oulu.fi
Tel. +358 294 48 0000
Fax +358 8 553 4112
PL 8000
FI-90014 Oulun yliopisto