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Software Engineering, Short Course

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University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Designing, building and testing software systems can be a complicated process. This Software Engineering module at The Open University UK aims to provide you with an understanding of software engineering concepts and a view of practical software development. It follows a disciplined approach to the development of software systems to meet specified requirements.
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Overview

With the Software Engineering module at The Open University UK you will become familiar with a wide range of techniques to support the dialogue between software engineers and an organisation’s stakeholders, and the work of the developers. You will also develop a good understanding of the different approaches to, and practices of, software development, including those followed by agile methods.

What you will study

Comparing traditional approaches with agile processes and practices, you will learn about well-known software development processes, their phases, activities and techniques. This will help you to develop a critical understanding of the diversity of contexts of organisations, problems, and development teams, which will allow you to use your own judgment in a real situation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

By studying this module you will:

  • be able to understand the business domain for a problem requiring a software solution or a change to an existing solution
  • acquire the tools and knowledge to analyse and design such a solution or change
  • understand how any chosen software architecture will impact on the satisfaction of all users requirements and expectations
  • be able to apply and reuse design expertise from a set of design patterns
  • develop the skills for testing outputs of all activities throughout the development process.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To study this module you will need some basic knowledge of object-oriented concepts and programming, sufficient to follow the meaning of short passages of code written in the Java language.

You should also be able to:

  • use your computer to carry out tasks such as writing with a word-processor, saving and locating files, installing software and accessing a website
  • perform simple calculations
  • read and understand written English of a style and complexity characteristic of a professional magazine or quality newspaper
  • write clearly in English.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Milton Keynes

  • 848 - 1350 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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