Software Engineering Fundamentals

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

This online Software Engineering Fundamentals unit is aimed at programmers and developers looking to advance their programming skills and specialise in the development of software systems.

Offered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with RMIT University, the unit guides students through the theoretical and practical aspects of software engineering.

Through topics on the software engineering lifecycle, UML use cases and object diagrams, as well as software testing and quality assurance, students complete this unit with a greater understanding of how to develop their own projects from start to finish.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must complete the following unit or have equivalent knowledge:

Areas of study

In this IT unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Software engineering lifecycle
  • Gathering requirements
  • UML use cases
  • UML class and object diagrams
  • UML sequence and collaboration diagrams
  • Activity and state diagrams
  • Software testing and software quality assurance
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Methodologies: rational unified process and XP

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is ideal for programmers looking to broaden their skillset and learn more about software engineering. Once students complete this unit, they’ll be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical foundations that underpin software engineering
  • Describe and appreciate key aspects involved in the process of software engineering and design
  • Use research skills and the ability to easily locate information to problem solve
  • Determine and outline what requirements are needed for a software system
  • Create models that analyse software systems
  • Employ an object-orientated approach to aid the process of analysis and design
  • Effectively evaluate software systems
  • Be aware of current trends and topical issues affecting the discipline of software engineering

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Software Engineering Fundamentals from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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