Technische Universität Ilmenau

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module properties Software Architecture in degree program Master Research in Computer & Systems Engineering 2012
ATTENTION: not offered anymore
module number101870
examination number2200615
departmentDepartment of Computer Science and Automation
ID of group 223 (Institut für Technische Informatik und Ingenieurinformatik)
module leader Dr. Detlef Streitferdt
term winter term only
credit points5
on-campus program (h)22
self-study (h)128
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate
A. In the end we will have a written exam (50% of your mark).
B. Achievements during the semester:

SW projects (open source) will be analyzed and presented during this lecture. The

(1) report (>=10 pages as PDF) together with the
(2) presentation (slides as PDF)

for both parts you receive a mark resulting in 50% of your final mark. Join in groups of 5-7 students per project. Presentation will take place in January.

Registration starts on 2021-11-05, (for which you will receive an email from the examination office).
Registration ends on the 2021-11-12
Withdrawal is possible until 2021-11-12.

For the respective projects, each individual student (i.e. not one email per project group) needs to send and email to me with the structure (at least 5 points) of the report. This is a mandatory email to be delivered by the 2021-11-16 @ 23:59 as prerequisite for the submission of the final project documents (1+2) described above.

Submission of the final documents 2022-02-04 @ 12:23

signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
  • signup begins: 12.01.2022
  • signup ends: 19.01.2022
  • resignation not after:
  • last modification of this information:
maximum number of participants40
previous knowledge and experience

Object-Orientation, UML, OO-Programming

C++ and/or Java

learning outcome


Students will learn where to use software engineering tools within a given project context. They learn to assess the quality of an architecture. They understand software architecture patterns.

Students know about development processes and ~tools. They learn to estimate development efforts.

Students learn how to make use of development processes in groups/teams. They learn about soft factors and their impact on software development projects.


This lecture presents software engineering methods and tools. Development activities are embedded in development processes. The lecture teaches students about software architecture goals, ~patterns, the quality of architectures and how to assess this quality.

media of instruction

Slides, PDF-documents, HTML-pages.



You will get the moodle key in the first lecture.


literature / references


[Fowl 1999] Martin Fowler, ”Refactoring – Improving the Design of Existing Code”, Addison Wesley, 1999.
[Gamm 1995] Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides, ”Design Patterns – Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software”, Addison Wesley, 1995.
[Mart 2009] Robert C. Martin, „Clean Code”, Prentice Hall, 2009.
[McCo 2004] Steve McConnell, „Code Complete 2nd Edition”, Microsoft Press, 2004.
[Somm 2007] Ian Sommerville,”Software Engineering”, Pearson Studium, 2007.
[Mens 2008] T. Mens and S. Demeyer, Eds., "Software Evolution". Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 2008.

Special Topics ...


[Beck 2000] Kent Beck, „eXtreme Programming eXplained”, Addison Wesley, 2000.
[Carr 1993] Marvin J. Carr, Suresh L. Konda, Ira Monarch, F. Carol Ulrich, Clay F. Walker, "Taxonomy-Based Risk Identification", Carnegie Mellon University, Technical Report CMU/SEI-93-TR-6, ESC-TR-93-183, 1993.
[Open 2011] Eclipse Process Framework, "Open Unified Process, OpenUP", content retrieved 2011-10-01, 2011.


[Bere 2009] Brian Berenbach, Daniel J. Paulish, Juergen Kazmeier, Arnold Rudorfer, "Software & Systems Requirements Engineering In Practice", Mc Graw Hill, 2009.
[Haya 1990] S. I. Hayakawa, "Language in Thought and Action", Harvest Books, 1990.
[KoSo 1998] Gerald Kotonya, Ian Sommerville, "Requirements Engineering - Processes and Techniques", John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
[Kula 2000] Daryl Kulak, Eamonn Guiney, "Use Cases - Requirements in Context", Addison-Wesley, 2000.
[Lams 2001] Axel van Lamsweerde, "Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering: A Guided Tour", in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering (RE 2001), 27-31 August 2001, Toronto, Canada, 2001.
[Lams 2009] Axel van Lamsweerde, "Requirements Engineering: From System Goals to UML Models to Software Specifications", John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
[McCo 2006] Steve McConnell, "Software Estimation", Microsoft Press, 2006.
[Robe 1999] Suzanne Robertson, James Robertson, "Mastering the Requirements Process", Addison-Wesley, 1999.
[Schu 2000] G. Gordon Schulmeyer, Garth R. Mackenzie, "Verification & Validation of Modern Software-Intensive Systems", Prentice Hall, 2000.
[SoSa 1997] Ian Sommerville, Pete Sawyer, "Requirements Engineering: A Good Practice Guide", John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
[Wieg 1999] Karl E. Wiegers, "Software Requirements", Microsoft Press, 1999.
[With 2007] Stephen Withall, "Software Requirement Patterns", Microsoft Press, 2007.

Architecture, Product Lines
[Brow 2011] Amy Brown, Greg Wilson (ed.) "The Architecture of Open Source Applications", Vol. 1,, 2011.
[Brow 2012] Amy Brown, Greg Wilson (ed.) "The Architecture of Open Source Applications", Vol. 2,, 2012.
[Clem 2002] Paul Clements, Rick Kazman, Mark Klein, ”Evaluating Software Architectures”, Addison Wesley, 2002.
[Kang 1990] K. Kang, S. Cohen, J. Hess, W. Novak, and A. Peterson, ”Feature-Oriented Domain Analysis (FODA) Feasibility Study”, SEI Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, CMU/SEI-90-TR-021, 1990.
[Kazm 2000] Rick Kazman, Mark Klein, Paul Clements, "ATAM: Method for Architecture Evaluation", TECHNICAL REPORT, CMU/SEI-2000-TR-004, ESC-TR-2000-004, 2000.
[Lind 2007] F. J. van der Linden, K. Schmid, and E. Rommes, "Software Product Lines in Action: The Best Industrial Practice in Product Line Engineering". Berlin: Springer, 2007.
[Love 2005] Robert Love, ”Linux Kernel Development (2nd Edition)”, Novell Press, 2005.
[Pohl 2005] Klaus Pohl, Günter Böckle, Frank van der Linden,"Software Product Line Engineering – Foundations, Principles, and Techniques", Springer, Heidelberg 2005.
[Spin 2009] D. Spinellis and G. Gousios, "Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design". O’Reilly Media, 2009.

Computer Science add-ons
[Bern 2003] William Bernbach, "A Technique for Producing Ideas", McGraw-Hill, 2003.
[Broo 1995] Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., "The Mythical Man Month", Addison-Wesley, 1995.
[Mich 2006] Michael Michalko, "Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques", Ten Speed Press, 2006.
[Your 1997] Edward Yourdon, "Death March", Prentice-Hall, 1997.


evaluation of teaching


Freiwillige Evaluation:

WS 2017/18 (Vorlesung)

WS 2018/19 (Vorlesung)