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The University of British Columbia

Software Engineering: Introduction

The University of British Columbia via edX

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This course, part of the Software Development MicroMasters Program, introduces how teams design, build, and test multi-version software systems.

You will learn software engineering principles that are applicable to the breadth of large-scale software systems. The course explores topics such as agile development, REST and Async programming, software specification, design, refactoring, information security, and more.

By the end of this course, learners will work in teams, applying an agile software development process to specify, design, and test multiple versions of complex software systems.

Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading and increased interaction with the instructor and staff.

Taught by

Reid Holmes


3.0 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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    Marina Riabets
    This is very good course for understanding software engineering and structuring one's knowledge about software development process. The lecturer is professional, well-spoken and subtle. Everything is great for learning.
  • Anonymous
    Exam is terrible impossible to pass, unbelievable. Not sure why we have to take the exam since we already have to worry about the capstone project. I feel like UBC is trying hard for students to not succeed with the micromaster. I'm not a big fan of the instructor of this course it feels like he is teaching to himself instead teaching to students at their level! I'm very disappointed with UBC.

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