Software engineering is the discipline of constructing applications that solve business problems. This is more than just programming. Hence, this course explores how industry professionals develop software and will allow you to hone your skills, so that you're able to develop the most effective solutions.
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This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's beginner courses, or have equivalent experience (6 - 12 month programming experience)
You have learnt the basics of programming in our beginner course - Java Essentials. This is a continuation of your journey to becoming a software engineer. This course dives deeper into the Java programming language with the introduction of the Collections framework for handling collections of data in our programs. We explore advanced data structures such as trees, which help us to develop elegant solution to challenging problems.
It’s not only your knowledge and skills in Java that will improve, but also your programming skills. Besides the data structures content mentioned above, we introduce recursion, regular expressions and advanced arrays. These tools are explored in detail to equip you with the problem solving skills that you can deploy in any domain you work in.
Object-oriented programming is a paradigm specifically developed to help us deal with complex systems. Real world system and not as simple as the top problems you were presented with in the Essentials course, they require a lot of planning and design work. OOP helps us to wrap our mind around a complex problem by directing us to break it down into objects and assign behaviours to them. This paradigm is the industry standard for a reason - it works.
You can’t call yourself a professional developer without knowing how to design and implement a graphical user interface. The vast majority of users interact with software through intuitive graphical user interfaces - not the command line! This course will introduce you to creating a GUI to expose your application’s features using Java code.
We place a big emphasis on industry best practice, such as modeling and documentation. You will learn how to document your system at the architectural and code level using the Agile Development methodology. That is the main aspects of the course but there is even more in the course. Be sure to check out the course syllabus below!
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As evidenced by the course outline and syllabus breakdown, this is a weighty course that takes a thorough dive into software engineering. If you’re looking for a course that combines the theoretical knowledge which forms the basis for industry best practice with advanced programming in Java, then this is the course for you.
Be mastering the lessons presented in this course, you will take a major step to becoming a competent software engineer able to make significant contributions to a software engineering team or build our own business application.
Prior programming experience requirements
- To register for this course, you must first complete one of the following courses:
- PHP Essentials
- C++ Essentials
- Java Essentials
- C# Essentials
- Intro to Programming
- If you have not completed one of the beginner courses above, you must produce evidence of a year’s programming experience
- We do however prefer that you’ve completed the Java Essentials course
- A good grasp of written and spoken English is necessary.
- Motivation and dedication to learning programming.
- At least 8 - 10 hours of work per week to dedicate to your course.
- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, file navigation, saving files, opening files with different programs, etc.
- Able to navigate the internet and use it as a learning tool.
Equipment and Technologies
- Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection*
- Ability to a text editor such as Notepad++ or an IDE such as Visual Studio or Code Blocks, though we will provide you with all installation files
- An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.
*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.
Hyperion is happy to work with your employer to support them paying for your enrolment of this course.
Most companies have budgets for employee training - just ask your HR department or manager!
We offer discounted and tailored training programmes for corporate teams.