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 Defence College for Military Capability Integration, Defence Academy.

You will develop knowledge and skills in key academic concepts of management and resources. You will learn to:

  • plan, estimate and carry out programmes of information systems development
  • work to time
  • budget and quality targets in accordance with appropriate standards

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modules currently offered in connection with this MSc reflect the needs of our business however they may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons, depending on the year of entry.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

Core content includes:

  • introduction to software engineering
  • software process models
  • understanding the problem
  • designing a solution
  • delivering a product
  • building confidence

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the role of software engineering in developing and maintaining complex software systems
  • justify the selection of a software process model for managing the development and delivery of a software system
  • evaluate the different approaches for software testing that can be used to ensure software quality
  • design appropriate user interfaces that enable efficient Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with software applications
  • construct documentation for software analysis and design using appropriate modelling techniques
How this course will help your career

This course will support the 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, PgDip or MSc). Module is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

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Who can attend this course
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 MOD funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course.

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How the course will be taught
How you will be assessed

Assessed coursework

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