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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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TKOPS139 Software Product Line Engineering 5 ECTS
Organised by
Computer Science
Person in charge
Assistant professor Zheying Zhang.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn the key processes such as domain engineering and application engineering, their activities, and underlining techniques for defining and managing
software product-line components.


Software product-line engineering is a paradigm for developing a diversity of software products and software-intensive systems based on the underlying architecture of an organizations product platform. The product variants can be derived from the basic product family, which creates the opportunity to reuse and differentiate on products in the family. This course discusses in detail the essential foundations, principles, and techniques of software product-line engineering. It covers the concepts of software architecture, component and system.

Teaching methods

Lectures, and seminars. Students will work together on a topic of software product-line engineering, write a report, and present it in seminars. The number and length of seminar sessions depend on the number of groups.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Lectures, student presentations, and a project work.
Students will work individually or together on a topic of software product-line engineering, write a report, and present it in class.



Recommended year of study

Advanced level. First year of M.Sc. studies.

Study materials

  1. Pohl, K., Böckle, G., van der Linden, F., Software Product Line Engineering: Foundations, Principles and Techniques. Springer 2005.
  2. Additional readings will be distributed in class.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
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