• Credits 7.5  credits
  • Education level Second cycle
  • Study location Västerås
  • Course code DVA436
  • Main area Computer Science

The ever growing complexity of modern software systems requires appropriate methodologies to deal with their intricacies. However, the most widespread development approaches are basically the same as 20 years ago, that is the application implementation is written by hand as source code in some programming language. This course provides the students with a more advanced approach to software development: no focus on source code anymore, models are promoted as first-class artefacts and used to design the system, verify and validate its correctness, and automatically generate the implementation code. The participants will become familiar with the basic concepts behind modelling, the latest techniques to design custom modelling languages and to transform models both to other models to perform analyses and to source code to automatically generate the application implementation.

Occasions for this course

Spring semester 2024

  • Spring semester 2024


    7.5 credits


    2024-03-25 - 2024-06-02 (part time 50%)

    Education level

    Second cycle

    Course type

    Freestanding course

    Application code




    Study location


    Course syllabus & literature

    See course plan and literature list (DVA436)

    Specific requirements

    120 credits where 60 credits are in computer science including basic knowledge of software engineering. This can be achieved by completing the course Software Engineering 1: Basic Course 7.5 credits or equivalent. In addition Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course A/English course 6 are required. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.


    University credits

Questions about the course?

If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Course Coordinator.

Senior Lecturer

Antonio Cicchetti