Software Engineering

Course code BIT794

This online course will provide the you with an understanding of software engineering concepts and design with an emphasis on the development of software systems to meet specified requirements. You will gain knowledge of the different approaches to, and practice of, software development, including agile methods.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Explain key concepts in software development such as requirements and quality
  • Describe key activities in software development and the role of modelling
  • Apply appropriate methods for the design, implementation and test of modern software systems
  • Develop a software system using an object-oriented approach
  • Produce the documents needed in the construction of large software systems
  • Identify the application domain of different software architecture styles and patterns


This course is 100% internally assessed via three assignments


Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete  this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.