Software Architecture and Design teaches the principles and concepts involved in the analysis and design of large software systems. This course is split into four sections: (1) Introduction, (2) UML and Analysis, (3) Software Architecture, and (4) Software Design.
Why Take This Course? This course will equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to accomplish the following objectives:
- Express the analysis and design of an application using UML
- Specify functional semantics of an application using OCL
- Specify and evaluate software architectures
- Select and use appropriate architectural styles
- Understand and apply object-oriented design techniques
- Select and use appropriate software design patterns
- Understand and perform a design review
The [Course Wiki](https://www.udacity.com/wiki/saad) serves as the syllabus for Software Architecture and Design. But, for a high-level view of the course, we have listed the lessons:
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MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
This is a great course if you have some familiarity with Software Engineering Principles, but would now like to take the next step. The lectures are designed in a very engaging manner, with short and concise videos. I definitely recommend this course.