This module can only be taken as a Short Course for Credit. 

For more information please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section.

This course looks at Systems Modelling, completing a syllabus considering Software Engineering from various perspectives in the System Architectures and the Methods and Tools for Information Systems Development courses.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 04 - 08 Nov 2024
  • Duration5 days face to face learning (with additional distance learning to be completed during 7 weeks)
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£2,350 - Short Course for Credit fee 
    Concessions available

Core content

Software engineering foundations

  • Introducing the problem,
  • Introduction to software engineering; software product life cycles and software engineering, processes,
  • Requirements analysis,
  • Software design, implementation, reuse and maintenance,
  • Selecting a programming language.

Software modelling techniques

  • Justification and benefits,
  • Case study: unified modelling language,

Building confidence (verification, validation, testing, analysis, QA, reviews)

  • Reviews and inspections,
  • Software testing.

Human computer interaction

  • Foundations and justifications for good human computer interface (HCI) design,
  • Modelling and design tools for HCI.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Defence and Security (Technology) MSc or Information Capability Management MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend

Students must have successfully completed Foundations of Information Systems in order to take this as a Short Course for Credit. Attendance on both Systems Architecture and Methods and Tools for Information Systems is desirable.



A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available. 

Location and travel


How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.