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.

This module can only be taken as an Accredited Short Course.

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

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost

    £1,300 - Accredited Short Course 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 Accredited Short Course, 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 an Accredited Short Course. Attendance on both Systems Architecture and Methods and Tools for Information Systems is desirable.


Paul Yoo


A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available. 

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

How to apply

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

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.