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 period 1. It is a recommended to compelete the course at the 1st autumn semester.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, a student understands the recent trends in software engineering. The student is able to argue and discuss the
significance of the trends to one s own work and to software engineering discipline in general. The student is able to perform trend mining to discover new trends.


- Software engineering trends (varies yearly) -
Trend mining - 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 optional programme components


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
Work placements


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