Course Syllabus for

Design Science in Software Engineering
Designvetenskap i programvaruteknik

EDA060F, 6 credits

Valid from: Spring 2020
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2019-11-25

General Information

Division: Computer Science (LTH)
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


Prepare doctoral students for designing, conducting and assessing design science research


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course includes components such as introduction to research philosophy, comparison of different research paradigms, theory building and validation in the design sciences, an overview of empirical research methods common in design science research such as case studies, action research, and experiments.

Course Literature

Lecture material, papers, and assignments are distributed via the website.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, exercises

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written assignments, seminars given by participants. Compulsory attendance at seminar occasions
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: The student must be admitted to postgraduate education in Computer Science or a related subject.

Course Occasion Information

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