Large-Scale Software Development: Contributions and Evolution, 6 credits

Storskalig mjukvaruutveckling - bidrag och evolution, 6 hp


Main field of study

Information Technology Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Mikael Asplund

Director of studies or equivalent

Ola Leifler
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Timetable module Language Campus ECV
F7MIT Master Programme in IT and Management (Master) 3 (Autumn 2020) 202036-202102 4 Swedish Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master Programme in IT and Management

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, students shall be able to:

  1. Use existing conventions and follow established processes to contribute through software to a distributed, large-scale development project.
  2. Present changes and updates so external parties may approve submissions.
  3. Create a time plan and monitor progress through a common development project
  4. Use appropriate tools for contemporary, large-scale software development
  5. Independently acquire new knowledge and skills in order to contribute to a large-scale software project.


Course content

The course entails contributing to a large-scale software project in a team.

Teaching and working methods

Project, seminars, lectures.



If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för datavetenskap
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRA1 Project 6 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Projects are assessed orally and individually. At the start of the course, specific criteria for assessing project contributions according to course goals are presented. During the oral examination, activity traces from collaboration platforms such as Gitlab or Github are used as a basis for assessment. Artifacts to be reviewed are individual code changes contributed, reviews of other team members' submissions, internal team support, time planning and review. Individual changes are reviewed based on acceptance in external projects, as well as course staff criteria, including assessment of the technical level of difficulty, adherence to good industrial practice and design.
Re-examination is conducted during exam periods.

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