Software Design

Key Competencies in IT

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Focus is put on key competences for future IT professionals. Consolidation of relevant skills for the students' later professional
careers: Improvement of negotiation and meeting skills, critical
reflection of relevant topics from the fields of business, law and
engineering; English for specific purposes: specific language
used in meetings and negotiations; simulated meetings in class. Further emphasis is put on application, interviews and training for assessment centres.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are able to apply scientific research methods in their writings and know how to correctly quote the sources used.
Also, students have the skills to work on long-term projects followint the rules of project management.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Patzak, Gerald; Rattay, Günter: Projekt Management
Mayrshofer, Daniela; Kröger, Hubertus: Prozeßkompetenz in der Projektarbeit

Basili et al., Empirical Software Engineering Issues, 2007
Barry Boehm and Hans Dieter Rombach and Marvin V. Zelkowitz, Foundations of Empirical Software Engineering, 2005
Norbert Fanck und Joachim Stary, Die Technik wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens, 2003

Helga Esselborn-Kumbiegel, Von der Idee zum Text - Eine Anleitung zum wissenschaftlichen schreiben, 2008
Umberto Eco, Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlußarbeit schreibt, 2007
Joachim Schlosser, Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten schreiben mit LaTex, 2014

Swales, J. M and C. B. Feak (2004). Academic Writing for Graduate Students. The University of Michigan Press, Michigan.
Lebrun, J.-L. (2007). Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer's Guide. World Scientific Publishing, London.
Professional Journals: ACM, IEEE

Mode of delivery


Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous Assessment