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Software Development with Java, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This Software Development with Java module at The Open University UK explores the principles and techniques of software development. You will acquire professional and technical skills together with a deep understanding of analysis, design, software construction and testing; engage with various design practices from design patterns to software architectures and frameworks.


By studying this Software Development with Java module at The Open University UK you will develop your ability to deliver software artefacts fit for a real-world organisational context, alongside a wide range of postgraduate skills.

Taking a practice-based approach based on an organisation you are familiar with, this module gives you the fundamental knowledge and understanding, coupled with analysis and synthesis skills that you need to develop a variety of software artefacts fit for a real-world organisational context. 

You will also have an opportunity to investigate emerging trends in software development and acquire the personal development skills you will need to keep abreast of important developments in this rapidly changing field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 5 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

The module is structured as follows:
  • Software development and early life-cycle
  • Design and code
  • Software architectures and systems integration

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • It is expected that you will hold a bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline, or alternatively have at least three years relevant industry experience.
  • You should also have experience of object-oriented software development from previous study or professional work and an understanding of what UML is. 
  • A basic working knowledge of Java is expected and some Java coding tasks will be part of the assessment.
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1920 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1920 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1360 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1360 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
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