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START SMALL. STAY RELEVANT.

It sounds simple, and it is. Billy Blue at Torrens University Australia has always maintained that staying relevant by upskilling is essential to any creative’s career. Our micro-credentials and short courses are designed by industry for industry to offer on-demand expertise. To meet the demands of our ever-changing world—you can stack your skills, learning in real time, when you need it, without the full commitment. So you can get back to work and flex your talent.

START SMALL, STAY RELEVANT

It sounds simple, and it is. Our world is rapidly changing with digital and traditional methods of working blending to create a hybrid landscape of evolving technologies, affecting every industry. Upskill fast and present-proof your career with some of the world's most in-demand digital skills with an online short course from Billy Blue. Ranging from 6 weeks to 6 months our courses are built with the best, self-directed and mobile-optimised to put you in the driver’s seat.

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When it came to studying at Billy Blue, I knew instantly that this degree would allow me to enter the digital world with an understanding of research, user experience and behaviour, psychology, innovation, interface design and experience design.

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GRADUATE & PRODUCT UX/UI DESIGNER, WOOLWORTHS SCAN&GO

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What separates technologies such as AI from a robotic program is the creativity of the design thinking process behind it. Here at Billy Blue we have grounded our creative technology courses in design thinking and human centred design principles. Lead real change and build immersive digital experience, don’t just digitize.

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Billy Blue isn't your average college. Why? Because we don't have average friends. Our connections with industry have led to the courses you see here and our students going on to be the brightest sparks.

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Billy Blue’s short courses have been created to meet the needs of the industry by providing high-quality professional development. Classes are small, and courses are taught by leading industry practitioners who are all well-connected and passionate about their specialisation.

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Graduate Certificate

A Micro-Credential is a self-directed, flexible online course of study, where you will work through the course material and complete an assessment to gain a credential. There are no classes, but you will have access to an academic subject matter expert. Microcredentials can be stackable and count towards a full qualification.

Data Science Essentials 1 6 Weeks | $1,299

Data Science Essentials 1 introduces you to the rapidly growing field of data science providing an overview of the fundamentals. Learn to identify and propose solutions to problems in organisational contexts. Explore techniques, concepts and common tools used by data scientists to gather and analyse data.

Who Should Attend

Working professionals looking to upskill and build knowledge in Data Science. This course is self-directed and fully online to work with a busy lifestyle.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the role of data science in business and organisational contexts.
  • Identify the disciplines and careers that contribute to the field of data science.
  • Analyse specialised technical and theoretical knowledge of data science and explain its role in business decision-making.
  • Critically analyse a range of possible business or organizational issues and develop a constructive data science approach to solve them.

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Data Science Essentials 1

$1,299 

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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Data Science Essentials 2 6 Weeks | $1,299

Data Science Essentials 2 examines various processes used to identify different patterns in collected data and how to construct data sets to solve distinct data science problems. Learn to develop data into different models, evaluate these models and use them to create stories. Learn to apply this knowledge to different domains and deploy the models created and refine them based on feedback. Explore and rationalise ethical and privacy issues related to data science.

Who Should Attend

So you’ve completed Data Science Essentials 1 and looking for more? Build your knowledge in this self-directed and fully online course.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Examine the different stages of the data science life cycle including ethical and legal implications in data science.
  • Generate and transmit data models. Apply them to construct stories about a business problem.

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Data Science Essentials 2

$1,299 

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1 6 Weeks | $1,299

Human Centred Design – Software Engineering 1 explores several non-technical aspects of software development, especially pertaining to human behaviour and interactions to emphasise the human aspects of technology. The micro-credential covers the basic theories of knowledge, human cognition, ethical and moral values, creative aspects of the human mind and social interaction among human beings through a technological context. Students will use their existing knowledge and specialised skills to help formulate and suggest innovative solutions to problems that affect diverse societies.

Who Should Attend

Working professionals and Software Engineers looking to upskill and build knowledge human centred design. This course is self-directed and fully online to work with a busy lifestyle.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Synthesise theoretical models of human knowledge.
  • Investigate moral philosophy to learn about real-world ethical actions.
  • Analyse ethical theories in ways that are sensitive to variations in cultural values.

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Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • Up to 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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Secure By Design 1 6 Weeks | $1,299

Secure By Design 1 deals with integrating the entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment through secure design methodologies, software development models, architecture design and industry standards such as OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project).

Who Should Attend

Working professionals looking to upskill and build knowledge secure design. This course is self-directed and fully online to work with a busy lifestyle.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate capabilities to incorporate security requirements in system specifications, design, development and testing phases of software development.
  • Administer implementation of security controls, security risk mitigation approaches, and secure design architecture principles.
  • Explain Secure Development Lifecycle models and identify an appropriate model for a given situation.

Key Information

Secure By Design 1

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • Up to 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERS 2 6 Weeks | $1,299

Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 2 further explores several non-technical aspects of software development. Continuing from Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1, this subject dives further into the human-centred design space, covering advanced concepts such as differing knowledge, human cognition, regional ethical and moral values, creative aspects of the human mind and how different contextual instances shape design at a higher level. You will use your existing knowledge, prior experience in Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1, and specialised skills to help research and develop innovative solutions to problems that affect diverse societies.

Who Should Attend

So you’ve completed Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1 and looking for more? Build your knowledge in this self-directed and fully online course.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Examine and justify the political, social and cultural effects of design on human behaviour.
  • Develop critical thinking by using a creative design approach.
  • Investigate trends of human social groups, and societies to understand how people interact in various contexts.

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Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 2

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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Secure By Design 2 6 Weeks | $1,299

Secure By Design 2 continues the integration of the entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment through further investigation of secure design methodologies. Continuing from Secure by Design 1 — you will explore concepts such as secure failure, domain-driven design, and common cyber-attack techniques. This Micro-credential continues to explore the construction of security as a component of IT systems.

Who Should Attend

So you’ve completed Secure by Design 1 and looking for more? Build your knowledge in this self-directed and fully online course.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain Secure Development Lifecycle models and identify appropriate models for a given situation.
  • Assess the maturity of secure systems development in the IT work environment.
  • Apply Security by Design industry-standard principles in real-time systems development.

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Secure By Design 2

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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DATA ANALYTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 6 Weeks | $1,299

This Micro-credential will introduce you to the areas of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

You will gain insight into basic knowledge representation, problem solving techniques and explore data science processes, data ingestion, cleansing, and transformation fundamentals that turn data analytics into insights to drive decision making. You will learn techniques and best practices in the analysis of data sets which are useful for crucial organisation decisions. You will explore how data and tools can be used to solve complex, real-world business problems through the application of machine learning, algorithms and other artificial intelligence techniques.

In addition, you will be challenged to understand the ethical and privacy issues related to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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DATA ANALYTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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CYBERSECURITY 6 Weeks | $1,299

This Micro-credential introduces the principles of cybersecurity and explores the scale of the cybersecurity challenge globally, including the social factors informing individual, organisational and international attitudes.

You will examine risk and governance frameworks and cybersecurity strategies, create a risk treatment plan and an incident response plan, and review and apply cyber prevention strategies and techniques.

The entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment will be examined, including secure design methodologies, software development models, architecture design and industry ‘secure by design’ standards.

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CYBERSECURITY

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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The Internet of Things 6 Weeks | $1,299

This Micro-credential introduces the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the underlying connections between people, processes and platforms that can drive the digital transformation of organisations.

You will be introduced to the key technological components underpinning IoT and how their implementation can serve a business strategy by increasing organisational efficiencies, improving synergies and driving productivity.

Throughout the micro-credential, you will learn and understand how to articulate how key IoT technologies can improve organisational productivity, recommend strategies for developing the necessary foundational capabilities to support the implementation of IoT technologies within an organisation and create a road map for the implementation of IoT in a business context.

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The Internet of Things

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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Cloud Computing 6 Weeks | $1,299

This micro-credential provides a fundamental understanding of cloud computing, how it has evolved from traditional IT infrastructure and the business advantages and disadvantages that it brings.

You will gain knowledge of the different cloud segments and service models, architectures/platforms and cloud deployment models and of the key players active in the market. Learn to assess how the various models can be applied to solve particular business problems and to make ‘fitness for purpose’ decisions based on a comprehensive understanding of user case needs.

Key Information

Cloud Computing

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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Blockchain 6 Weeks | $1,299

This Micro-credential examines the core concepts and principles of blockchain and its emerging importance in areas such as financial services, smart contracts, supply chain logistics and other fields where an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way may be useful.

While not offering an examination of the deeper mathematical and cryptographic principles underlying blockchain technology, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals and potential impacts of blockchain to implement a ‘secure by design’ distributed computing system with high fault tolerance.

This will provide you with a deeper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of blockchain technology, enabling you to assess which business problems it can potentially solve.

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SBlockchain

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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User Experience 6 WEEKS | $1,299

This Micro-credential develops conceptual knowledge and skills in User Experience Design.

Tackle the world of user experience and use industry-standard software and research methods to analyse both audience and content requirements. You will examine qualitative and quantitative research methods and explore personas, mindsets, customer journeys and user touchpoints.

You will develop your knowledge and skillset in creating usable and user-centred design experiences and gain insight into the processes that lead to improved user experience and its application in both physical and online environments.

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User Experience

$1,299

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 6 WEEKS | $1,299

This Micro-credential will give you an understanding of the future of the work landscape. How technology has, and continues to, redefine it through the process of Digital Transformation.

It will help develop your knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate to that landscape; from the perspective of employability, leadership and strategy. You will explore emerging technologies and how they converge under the umbrella of Digital Transformation.

This micro-credential explores:

  • Innovative work practices and frameworks, their associated techniques and processes
  • Drawing on insights from multiple disciplines and articulating findings and recommendations in an impactful way.
  • Developing proficiency in business storytelling and the capacity to deliver impactful presentations.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

$1,299 

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence 6 WEEKS | $1,299

In this Micro-credential you will explore the Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence methodology as a framework for creative problem solving within the context of Digital Transformation.

You will be guided through the iterative design process of understanding through the lens of empathy, ideation, development and delivery. It will expand your problem-solving skills through the application of both creative and critical thinking skills and will explore concepts such as convergent and divergent thinking processes. You’ll develop the strategic thinking and entrepreneurial skills that are required for successful leadership and the implementation of innovative management practices.

You will explore the application of methodologies, processes and tools of problem-based learning within an interdisciplinary group; demonstrating autonomy, collaboration, and well-developed judgment and responsibility in the context of Digital Transformation.

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Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence

$1,299 

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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Agile Mindset 6 WEEKS | $1,299

This micro-credential introduces the principles of agile mindset methodologies for project management. Agile mindset uses an iterative process that breaks down projects into small pieces that are completed in work sessions that run from the design phase to testing and quality assurance (QA). Agile mindset is a project management methodology that involves securing client feedback in every step of the project development process.

You will critically evaluate a range of agile mindset methodologies and their suitability to particular types of projects and examine the processes, tools and artefacts used in agile mindset project management and discover which methods are most appropriate to the particular problems to be solved and how they can best contribute to project success.

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Agile Mindset

$1,299 

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 weeks
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE 12 WEEKS

If you’re looking to upskill fast and present-proof your career with some of the world's most in-demand hard skills like artificial intelligence and cyber security, paired with design thinking and agile work methodologies, our Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is the perfect starting point.


This innovative course is 100% online and split into eight 6-week micro-credentials that stack into the full qualification - meaning you can work your way through the course at your own pace. Each micro-credential is self-directed and part of our creative technology suite, combining the worlds of design and technology to empower non-technical graduates with the technical software skills and traditional design concepts to give them an edge in any industry.


Best of all, with the elective bank you can focus your study to meet your needs. Specialise in IOT, Cloud Computing, Agile Mindset, Blockchain or Digital Transformation Consultancy.


Core micro-credentials:


  • Digital Transformation
  • User Experience
  • Cybersecurity
  • Design Thinking & Creative Intelligence
  • AI & Data Analytics

Elective micro-credentials (choice of 3):

  • Agile Mindset
  • Blockchain
  • The Internet of Things
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Science Essentials 1
  • Data Science Essentials 2
  • Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1
  • Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 2
  • Secure by Design 1
  • Secure by Design 2

Our micro-credentials are developed in collaboration with industry-leaders IBM, AWS Academy and the Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).


What’s more, as a graduate of Billy Blue you’ll have the opportunity to further develop your skills while working for the Australian Government. This qualification gives you the chance to participate in the Australia Government DTA Digital Graduate Program.


“COVID-19 has hit people and businesses hard. It has meant that more and more Australians are relying on government to get by—providing the support they need, helping them to find jobs and supporting struggling businesses to stay afloat. It has also highlighted the value of the digital transformation of government and its importance in meeting the needs and expectations of the community.”

Randall Brugeaud, CEO, Australian Government, DTA

Key Information

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE

  • Credits into further study
  • Accelerated: 12 weeks
    Full-time: 6 months
    Part-time: 12 months
  • 14 Sept 2020
    26 Oct 2020
    4 Jan 2021
    15 Feb 2021
    29 March 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 July 2021
  • Online
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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN UX & WEB DESIGN 12 WEEKS

Upskill fast in LinkedIn’s most in-demand skills three years in a row.


Our Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design will extend your understanding of the web-design principles and user-experience testing associated with website design and development. You'll become an expert at cutting out all the stuff that gets in the way, so users can make the most efficient use of your products, interfaces and product interfaces. Best part is, you can smash it out in 12 weeks meaning you can flex your newfound skills in no time.


Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the practical and conceptual skills and knowledge required to design and produce online user interfaces including concept development, prototyping, development, testing and troubleshooting concepts and techniques.
  • Develop the conceptual and practical knowledge to test and refine a user experience design in relation to a specific client brief.
  • Learn how to generate flexible and customisable design solutions to present and manage complex and variable content within content management systems.
  • Explore agile and iterative design and project management methodologies to scope, plan, design and deliver a continuous multi-platform user experience design project.

Core subjects:

  • Interface Development
  • User Experience Design
  • User Experience Management and Systems
  • Multi-Platform Experience Design

Key Information

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN UX & WEB DESIGN

CRICOS: 095348G

  • Study now, pay later with FEE-HELP
  • Accelerated: 12 weeks
    Full-time: 6 months
    Part-time: 12 months
  • 15 Feb 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 June 2021
  • Online
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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DESIGN 12 WEEKS

This is where things start to get serious, and you start thinking about things like “Design Identity” and “Design Contexts”. At its core, this graduate certificate focuses on in-depth exploration of stuff like humanising information and articulating the user experience… but it also includes electives from the MBA and Global Project Management courses. All of which means you’ll come out the other end with advanced knowledge and practical skills to operate in a global creative business environment. Time not on your side? This course has an accelerated study option meaning you can be in-and-out in just 12 weeks, ready to flex your newfound skills and hit your boss-person up for a promotion.


Learning outcomes:

  • Explore philosophical and theoretical interpretation of various contexts of reception, which your designs will be encountered, engaged with, experienced or consumed.
  • Navigate a suite of cross-disciplinary, practice-based topics for designers in the areas of, time, space, motion and interaction.
  • Conquer conceptual challenges and questions of visual expression in the quest to develop useful, usable and resonant designs for good.
  • Understand and articulate user experience and the role of design in humanizing information, the aesthetic and conceptual dynamics of effective communication, branding and communication within the international industry landscapes.

Core subjects:

  • Design Identity
  • Design Contexts

Key Information

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DESIGN

CRICOS: 095350C

  • Study now, pay later with FEE-HELP
  • Accelerated: 12 weeks
    Full-time: 6 months
    Part-time: 12 months
  • 15 Feb 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 June 2021
  • Online
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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 12 WEEKS

Already working in industry and want to future-proof your career? Our Graduate Certificate of Software Engineering is the ideal way to upskill fast and stay relevant. With accelerated and flexible study options, this online course can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. It's part of our Creative Technology suite, combining design and technology to empower graduates with the technical software skills and traditional design concepts to make them creative technology powerhouses.


Learning outcomes:

  • Solve complex commercial software engineering problems with innovation and ethical practice
  • Solve a variety of technical problems including those related to emerging technologies
  • Analyse problem sets to synthesise critical software engineering solutions
  • Communicate technical solutions, recommendations and workarounds efficiently to a variety of audiences

Core subjects:

  • Software Engineering Principles
  • Human Centred Design
  • Secure by Design
  • Software Development Management

Key Information

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

  • Study now, pay later with FEE-HELP
  • Accelerated: 12 weeks
    Full-time: 6 months
    Part-time: 12 months
  • 15 Feb 2021
    31 May 2021
    12 June 2021
  • Online
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