Software Engineering

The Open University

Course Information

This Software Engineering module at The Open University provides a holistic perspective of technical and non-technical factors involved in developing useful and safe software systems in complex social and organisational contexts. You will gain hands-on experience of software engineering practices, in both individual and team-working contexts. To study this module you will need to have completed Software development (M813), or have equivalent professional software development knowledge.

Vocational relevance

This module is particularly appropriate if you are working professionally with software (either directly or indirectly) as a developer, as a user or in a management capacity – for example if you are a:

– developer or user of software who wishes to move into a managerial role
– manager or supervisor of software development or software maintenance teams
– manager of business processes that are supported by software
– researcher interested in the processes of software production and deployment
– professional from another discipline who want to move into a software-related occupation
– or if you have a software-related professional background and are interested in software engineering.

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