Students will gain knowledge of models, theories, and frameworks for information systems development from the research traditions of Action Research, Design Science, Scandinavian Participatory Design, and Engaged Scholarship. Students will obtain an overview of the technologies, tools, and platforms central to the upcoming courses Master programme. Students will also gain knowledge of software documentation, data collection, data analysis, and technical writing.

Central topics includes applied computer science.



The student...

  • demonstrates advanced knowledge of Design Science, Scandinavian Participatory Design, and Engaged Scholarship
  • demonstrates advanced knowledge of the key technologies, tools, and platforms used in software integration
  • demonstrates advanced knowledge of important constraints related to information systems development lifecycle


The student...

  • can analyse the different research modes available for information systems development projects
  • can identify and choose the appropriate methods, tools, techniques and frameworks for a given information systems development project
  • is able to conduct projects with proper software documentation, data collection, data analysis, and technical writing

General competence 

The student...

  • can describe and discuss research issues and practical challenges in information systems development
  • can select the appropriate models, theories, and frameworks for technology integration oriented information systems development
  • can identify and analyse research ethics in information systems development

Emnet inngår i

Master in Applied Computer Science


Lectures, self study and presentations/discussions in class.

Anbefalt tidsbruk

Lectures and student guidance: 36 hours

Self-study: 76 hours

Preparation for presentation/discussion in class: 15 hours

Exercise: 55 hours

Assessment 18 hours

Total: 200 hours

Obligatorisk aktivitet

Coursework requirements: Consist of one or more assignments/activities that collectively must be approved 

Qualified: G/IG (approved/not approved) 

Support materials: All support materials are allowed 

The coursework must be approved in order to take any examination in the course. 


Exam type: Individual written home examination*

Duration: 3 weeks

Grading scale: Norwegian grading system using the graded scale A - F where A is the best grade, E is the lowest pass grade and F is fail 

Weighting: 100 % of the overall grade 

Support materials: All support materials are allowed 


*Resit examination: New assignment with a duration of 10 days. 


In addition to literature and other teaching material, scheduled teaching and other scheduled learning activities are always part of the syllabus.