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Software Evolution Project

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: DIT598
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The purpose of this course is to familiarise the student with situations, activities, and techniques typical for software evolution, such as adding a new feature, refactoring, automating variability or testing, improving performance, re-balancing non-functional requirements, and so on. Furthermore, students learn to plan, implement, and reflect on software evolution scenarios and improvements. 

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: To be eligible for the course the student needs to have successfully completed the following courses, or equivalent:
• a 7.5 hec course in programing (e.g., DIT948 Programming),
• a 7,5 hec software project course (e.g., DIT191 Agile development processes),
• a 7.5 hec course in software quality (e.g., DIT847 Software Quality),
and at least one of the following courses, or equivalent:
• 7,5 hec DIT284 Requirements Engineering,
• 7,5 hec DIT544 Advanced software architecture,
• 7,5 hec DIT596 Software Language Engineering for Domain Specific Languages, or
• 7,5 hec DIT848 Model based testing.
Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English B or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 35 750 SEK
First payment: 35 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Tina Mathé e-post:, tel: 031-772 1071


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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