An introduction to software development

An introduction to software development

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 6 hours study time

  • Information technology

  • Free

  • Level 3

About this course

This free introductory course, An introduction to software development, discusses the engineering nature of software development, its challenges and some fundamental practices which have developed to meet them.

Learning outcomes

  1. Appreciate the engineering nature of software development.
  2. Describe key activities in software development and the role of modelling.
  3. Explain key concepts in software development, such as risk and quality.
  4. Explain the basics of an object-oriented approach to software development.
  5. Describe a simple workflow for interacting with the published literature on software development.