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Introduction to Software Design

Civilization - as we know today - runs on software. Systems that support our education, entertainment, healthcare, transportation, and nearly every other way we engage with the world are underpinned by software.

A working knowledge of how large scale software systems are designed is emerging as a key life skill across ages and professions.  Effective design of these systems rest on a set of enduring principles that inform design across disciplines. Familiarity with these principles enable us to be better designers, developers, and users of software systems. 

This 2-day course will introduce foundational techniques of designing enterprise software systems. 

At the end of the course, participants will have attained skills that can be applied to designing simple and effective software systems which can be scaled to real world applications.

Course Details

Course Dates:
No dates available currently.

Duration
2 days
9.00AM to 5.00PM

 

Who Should Attend

Software engineers, information technology specialists, business systems analysists, managers, and anyone else interested in knowing more about how enterprise software systems are designed.

Prerequisites
Course participants do not require extensive prior programming experience, or exposure to design concepts. However, some familiarity with at least one programming language is preferred. 

Assessment
At the end of the course, participants will be individually assessed by a design assignment, results of which needs to be presented to the instructor and the other participants, followed by a a question/answer session.

Items To Bring Along for the Course
Participant to bring own laptop 

Programme Outline

Day 1
  • List the distinct elements of software design
  • Describe the software development life cycle
  • Classify different software development methodologies in terms of their suitability for specific contexts
  • Summarise the key concerns of software architecture
  • Describe the essence of software design
Day 2
  • Apply ideas from high level design, given a set of requirements for a system
  • Apply ideas from low level design, given a set of high level design decisions
  • Design a software system

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy
(70%)

Fee after subsidy
$540


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$577.80

Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(90%)

Fee after subsidy
$180


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$217.80

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)
(90%)

Fee after subsidy
$180


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$217.80

Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $1,926 (inclusive of prevailing GST)

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,
 

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.
     

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit  SkillsFuture website at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/enhancedsubsidy

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html


Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.