Systems Architecture - ICM-SA

Technology School
3 weeks guided study, 5 days contact time (residential), 3 weeks assessed coursework. 

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Practitioner / Post Graduate

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About this course

This short course is a module from the Information Capability Management (ICM) PgCert, PgDip, MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

his course will enable you to contribute to the specification of systems architectures. You will be able to identify components needed to meet the present and future requirements of the business as a whole and the interrelationships between these components.

Keeping courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules currently offered in connection with this MSc reflect the needs of our business however they may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons, depending on the year of entry. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

What you will learn

  • to learn about systems architecture
  • representation of architectures
  • IS quality attributes
  • architectural strategies (styles) and tactics
  • architectural design
  • evaluation of architectures
  • architectural frameworks

How will this course help my career?

This course will develop you as an information professional, enabling you to be more effective in the development of information systems.

Completion of this module will earn 10 credits towards an information capability management named award (PgCert, PdDip or MSc).

Module is accredited by CILIP.

Before you attend

In preparation for your attendance on this course, you will need:
  • a first or second class honours degree, or equivalent, in science, engineering or mathematics
  • alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable
  • you must complete the Foundations of Information Systems module
If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?

Blended Learning, Classroom, Online

How will you be assessed?

Assessed coursework

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