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The course introduces students to methods for developing information systems. The course presents key activities in the life cycle of information systems and different perspectives on this life cycle. The student will gain an understanding of theory and practice in the development of information systems. This includes:  
  • Agile development methodology.  
  • Principles of architecture and its role in information system development.  
  • Quality attributes for an information system.  
  • The use of architecture in Agile projects.  


At the end of the course, a student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate 

  • has knowledge of the development life cycle of information systems, including requirements, architecture, design, implementation, testing, rollout, production, maintenance and management. 
  • knows various aspects of system development related to design, privacy, security, ethical and legal practices. 
  • has knowledge of modeling information systems.  
  • has knowledge on documenting and evaluating software architecture.  
  • has familiarize themselves with how software architecture is used in different environments such as cloud and edge environment.  


The candidate 

  • can use relevant modeling techniques for information systems. 
  • can employ agile practices of pair programming, frequent team interaction, and customer involvement. 
  • can specify requirements and architecture for information system. 
  • can specify the importance of architecture and the factors influencing system design decisions.
  • has experience with practical project work in system development. 
  • has experience with one or more specific development methods for system development. 
  • has understanding of software quality attributes. 

General competence:

The candidate  

  • has the ability to communicate with stakeholders and apply system development techniques.
  • has the ability to work effectively in a development team. 

Studiepoeng, omfang


Studienivå (studiesyklus)



Krav til forkunnskapar
INFO132 or equivalent
Tilrådde forkunnskapar
INFO110 or equivalent
INFO210, INFO112, INFO111 (10 stp), INF112
Krav til studierett
The course is open for all students at the University in Bergen
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Lectures, computer labs, assignments. 
Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet
  • Compulsory assignments that are delivered throughout the semester. Assignments handed in by groups.
  • Compulsory participation: attendance in labs (at least 75 %)
  • Approved compulsory requirements are valid for the two following semesters.


    4 hour written examination

    The exam assignment will be given in the language of instruction in the course.
    The exam answer must be submitted in the same language as the exam assignment.


    Assessment in teaching semester

    A retake exam is arranged for students with valid absence according to § 5-5. If there is a retake exam, this will be available for students with the follow results/absences:

    • Medical certificate/valid absence
    • Interruption during the exam
    • Fail/failed

    If you have the right to take a retake exam and a retake exam is arranged for students with valid absences, you can sign up yourself in Studentweb after January 15/August 1.

    The reading list will be ready before 1 July for the autumn semester and 1 Decemeber for the spring semester. 
    Alle emne blir evaluert i tråd med UiBs kvalitetssystem for utdanning.
    The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses
    Administrativt ansvarleg
    Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course