<div><p>This module is presented online ? there are no printed materials.</p><p>All the study materials will be available from the module website, including:</p><ul><li>details of how to download and install a Java Integrated Development Environment and UML modelling software<sup>1</sup></li><li>all text units covering the core topics of the module</li><li>a wide range of activities to develop technical and professional skills</li><li>a number of tutorials covering specific software tools and techniques</li><li>self-evaluation quizzes</li><li>access to the ebooks Head First Design Patterns and a wide range of library resources</li><li>module assessment.</li></ul><p><sup>1</sup><em><a>Visual Paradigm</a>provides<a>academic license</a>of their<a>UML tools</a>,<a>BPMN tools</a>and agile development tools (<a>story mapping</a>) to students and lecturers of The Open University.</em></p></div>
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<div><p>This online module explores the principles and techniques of software development. You will acquire professional and technical skills together with a deep understanding of analysis, design, software construction and testing; engage with various design practices from design patterns to software architectures and frameworks; and explore emerging themes in software development. By studying this module you will develop your ability to deliver software artefacts fit for a real-world organisational context, alongside a wide range of postgraduate skills.</p></div>