INF5120 – Model based system development

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Course content

Practical and active modelling by use of UML, focusing on component based architecture and development.

The course uses UMLs best practices for modelling systems at different levels; business level, software architecture and software component level, focusing on analysis and architecture patterns.

Platform independent models are used for automatic generation of platform specific models, e.g. J2EE, CORBA, MS .Net and Web Services / XML.

Modelling will be supported by a system development process for component based interoperable systems, based on a specialization of the Unified Process.

Keywords: Model Driven System Development, Model Driven Architecture / Development, metamodeling, model transformations, Domain-Specific Languages, UML profiles, business modeling, Enterprise Modeling, Enterprise Architecture, SOA architectures and platforms, BPMN, BPEL, Web Services, WSDL, XML, Model Driven Interoperability, Ontologies.

Learning outcome

This course gives an overview of object modeling and model based software development and aims to give the student an understanding of advantages and disadvantages of adopting these principles in system engineering.

The student should be able to use objects to model different phenomena in the context of both analysis and design, and an understanding of important methods and prerequisites for efficient utilization of reuse in modeling and software engineering.


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A two hour lecture per week and and one hour group work. Mandatory assignments must be completed during the course. Rules for mandatory assignments.


A three hour written exam. The mandatory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.


It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)