Software Architecture and System Development

Module code: CO2103
Module co-ordinator: TBC

In this module, you will:

  • Explain the main phases in a software development process. Elicit and analyse customer requirements following an agile methodology; and produce object-oriented system designs, by applying design patterns and architectural styles. Incorporate security into specifications and designs by following a flexible security specification process
  • Use UML or similar for consistent specification of software systems and business processes
  • Use appropriate techniques for software development and testing, including mechanisms for software reuse
  • Explain, assess and demonstrate software tools, libraries, components and techniques for implementing small to medium size programming tasks
  • Apply such design techniques to the development and implementation of a small to medium size computer program that is a solution to a real-world problem


  • 48 hours of lectures
  • 16 hours of tutorials
  • 32 hours of supervised time in lab/studio/workshop
  • 204 hours of guided independent study


  • Coursework (100%)