Department of Computer Science

Software Engineering

The software engineering field studies the activities, processes and practices that create software artifacts, as well as the actual artifacts created.
Three students working on laptops in the Design Factory kitchen / photo by Aalto University, Unto Rautio

The research is grounded in industrial practice, and uses multiple research approaches including empirical, constructive, participatory, multidisciplinary and user-driven methodologies. The research goes often one step further to industrial practice and studies also value chains and business models of software and systems development, where producing, buying and selling software-based products or services is an essential part of the value creation. Research topics include large-scale agile software development, global software engineering, enterprise systems development and integration, Internet of Things, digital transformation, user-centered design and requirements engineering. Common to all topics is that the research is conducted in real industrial contexts.

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