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2017/2018 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Computer Science
Globally Distributed Software Engineering
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. D.M. van Solingen    D.M.vanSolingen@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
colleges en practicum 0/0/0/4
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Exam by appointment
Course Language
Expected prior knowledge
Software Engineering (= IN2705)
Course Contents
The course Globally Distributed Software Engineering (GDSE) will address pro's and con's of GDSE, practical consequences of GDSE, technological (in)feasabilities for GDSE, and practical experiences and examples of GDSE for example in outsourcing, off-shoring, near-shoring and multi-partner systems development. The central theme of this course is the fact that software engineering is carried out in practice more and more in globally distributed settings. This has advantages and disadvantages that need to be addressed in a practical matter when carrying such projects.

The course is run asynchronous in EDX with international participants as well. Lectures and excercises are followed digitally. The course hours in the calendar are used for interaction with the professor and more detailed discussion and feedback.
Study Goals
The course Globally Distributed Software Engineering (GDSE) aims at teaching participants (1) the technical and organisational setting of carrying out software engineering in practice when distributed over the world, and (2) understanding best-practices in collaboration in software engineering project teams that carry out their work in a distributed setting.
Education Method
Digital lectures, home work assignments and distributed group assignment.
Computer Use
The course does not contain programming excercies. Though in the group assignment students will have to create a deliverable of choice. This can be very broad from creating a YouTube instruction video to writing an online book, or from creating a Wikipedia page to setting up tooling environment.
Literature and Study Materials
Presentation handouts
Written report on lab work and literature research
Enrolment / Application
Please enroll
Special Information
Please contact d.m.vansolingen@tudelft.nl