Level of Study
Objectives and Content
The course aims at giving an understanding of formal specification of software and domain engineering.
The course introduces methods for software specification, with a focus on abstraction in the software process.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- can define the main concepts from the specification theory,
- can prove the most central theorems, and
- knows standard specifications of many formal concepts.
- masters a specification formalism,
- can do domain analysis and engineering,
- can apply algebraic methods for the specification of APIs, and
- can validate implementations of such specifications.
- can apply his/her knowledge and skills of the field in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects,
- can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and terminology of the academic field, and
- can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field, both with specialists and the general public.
Required Previous Knowledge
At least 60 ECTS in computer science, preferably including some mathematics.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Teaching and learning methods
Up to 6 hours each week in 13 weeks with lectures and organised laboratory assignments. In addition individual and team exercises and self studies, for a total of 270 study hours.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
The compulsory exercises have to be passed.
Compulsory assignments are valid for two subsequent semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Oral exam. If more than 20 students want to take the course, a written exam (3 hours) will be organised.
Examination Support Material
None if the exam is oral.
Eclipse and related course ware (plugins, library) if written exam.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact Student adviser
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences represented by the Department of Informatics is the course administrator for the course and study programme.
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Student adviser
T: 55 58 42 00
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination result announcement