UNIK4730 – Service Oriented Architechture Implementation

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Course content

This course will give an introduction to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), focusing on architectural principles and current technology used to implement it. More specific:

  • SOA principles such as loose coupling and late binding
  • An introduction to important Web services standards: XML, SOAP, WSDL, and others.
  • Communication paradigms: Request/response and publish/subscribe
  • Locating services dynamically (service discovery)
  • Developing Web services using Java
  • Alternative technologies for implementing a SOA
  • SOA in cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Learning outcome

After completing this course you will have knowledge of

  • Service-Oriented Architecture: the entities involved and the roles defining their interactions
  • Current technologies used to implement a SOA, in particular Web services, which is founded on standards, and is currently in widespread use for both civil and military applications.
  • Implementing a SOA, in particular building distributed systems using Web services technology and Java


Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Ingen obligatoriske forkunnskaper utover generell studiekompetanse.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with UNIK9730


Weekly lectures. There are compulsory exercises that must be completed in order to attend the exam. 


Final oral exam counts for 100% of the final grade.

Compulsory exercises must be completed in order to attend 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.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)