• Deakin University

Business Problems and Software Solutions

Discover how to overcome real-world business challenges with software solutions.

12,638 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
  • Digital upgrade


Learn how systems analysis can help identify business problems

This course explores the importance of software in solving real-world business problems.

Firstly, you’ll look at systems analysis and how it can be used to identify the root causes of business problems. You’ll discover how to define issues and examine how software solutions can be created to resolve them.

You’ll analyse business domains and learn how to identify problems for customers. You’ll find out how to apply modelling techniques to refine the requirements of a system.

Finally, you’ll explore the role of requirements analysis in software projects.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds THANH NGUYEN: What makes computers intelligent? What enables them to solve complex business problems? The answer is software. Without it, your computer would be a piece of garbage. Hi. I’m Dr. Thanh Nguyen from Deakin University. In this free two-week course, we will look at how software is designed. Software is found in every aspect of our daily life, entertainment, education, health care, even social media. Did you know that most of these are highly complex pieces of software? It’s definitely not your simple Hello World programme. One of the most difficult parts of building software is understanding the software requirements correctly.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds If you want to learn the first steps of how to tackle real-world business problems using software, you have come to the right place. In this course, you will learn how to analyse the requirements of software and how to model our software to meet with these requirements. Join me exploring the fascinating world of software, and we look forward to working with you.

What topics will you cover?

  • business and requirements analysis
  • determining system boundaries
  • modelling requirements

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore business domains and identify causes of pain for customers
  • Apply modelling techniques to refine the requirements of a system
  • Identify and describe the various types of software requirements
  • Explain the role of requirements analysis in software projects

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at anyone interested in software engineering and business analysis.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Thanh Nguyen (PhD in Computer Science) is currently a Lecturer at the School of Information Technology, Deakin University. Nguyen is an expert in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.

Ben is currently a PhD student at Deakin University and has prior experience in the IT industry as a software engineer.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

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  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

What's included?

Deakin University are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
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