Software Engineering - Introduction, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | Canada
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Software Engineering - Introduction Program in collaboration with University of British Columbia - UBCx. Learn how to apply engineering principles, such as Agile, to build a full-stack software system.

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The Software Engineering - Introduction  course, part of the Software Development MicroMasters Program from University of British Columbia - UBCx, introduces how teams design, build, and test multi-version software systems.

This course is part of a MicroMasters® Program

You will learn software engineering principles that are applicable to the breadth of large-scale software systems. The course explores topics such as agile development, REST and Async programming, software specification, design, refactoring, information security, and more.

By the end of this course, learners will work in teams, applying an agile software development process to specify, design, and test multiple versions of complex software systems.

Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading and increased interaction with the instructor and staff.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • How to build a non-trivial software system using an agile approach in a pair or team

  • Techniques for specifying the functional and non-functional aspects of a software system

  • Techniques for designing and testing a software system

  • The role of refactoring in building a quality system

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • 8 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • How to Code: Simple Data 
  • How to Code: Complex Data
  • Software Construction: Data Abstraction
  • Software Construction: Object-Oriented Design
Level: Advanced

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