66858 - Software Engineering

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  • Teacher Davide Rossi

  • Credits 6

  • SSD INF/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Information Science for Management (cod. 8014)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Sep 20, 2021 to Dec 16, 2021


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

This is a software engineering course concerning software development processes, object oriented design, and UML tools for modeling software systems. Specific care is devoted to presenting the theory of design patterns. Other topics include: software project management, estimating the effort necessary for a software project, software testing, and software maintenance.

Course contents

Introduction to Software Engineering
The software process model
The analisys model
Introduction to UML
UML: Use case
UML: Classes
Analisys model – domain model
UML: Activities
UML: Interactions
Robustness analysis
OO principles
Design Patterns
Agile software development
Modern patterns and frameworks


Craig Larman, Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development (3rd Edition), Prentice Hall

Other textbooks and resources will be suggested during the lectures

Teaching methods

Lectures and modeling exercises

Assessment methods

The knowledge gained by the students is assessed through the evaluation of a written test, an oral exam and a project.

The written test, lasting 2 hours, is composed by modeling exercises and open-ended questions. The oral test is optional, it may cover all the topics seen in class. The project is evaluated on the basis of what has been delivered and a discussion.

The final grade is obtained by the weighted average of the evaluation of the written test and the evaluation of the project. The evaluation of the oral examination changes this value.

If the written exam in presence is not possible (because of the COVID-19 emergency) this is replaced by a 45-minute remote written test with modeling exercises and by an oral remote test in which two questions are presented exactly as in the written exam in presence.

Teaching tools

Website: http://sweng.web.cs.unibo.it

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Davide Rossi