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About the Course

The way that software components — subroutines, classes, functions, etc. — are arranged, and the interactions between them, is called architecture. In this course you will study the ways these architectures are represented, both in UML and other visual tools. We will introduce the most common architectures, their qualities, and tradeoffs. We will talk about how architectures are evaluated, what makes a good architecture, and an architecture can be improved. We'll also talk about how the architecture touches on the process of software development. In the Capstone Project you will document a Java-based Android application with UML diagrams and analyze evaluate the application’s architecture using the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM). After completing this course, you will be able to: • Compare and contrast the components, connections, protocols, topologies, constraints, tradeoffs, and variations of different types of architectural styles used in the design of applications and systems (e.g., main program and subroutine, object-oriented, interpreters, pipes and filters, database centric, event-based). • Describe the properties of layered and n-tier architectures. • Create UML ipackage, component, and deployment diagrams to express the architectural structure of a system. • Explain the behaviour of a system using UML activity diagrams. • Document a multi-application system with a layered architecture....

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Dec 23, 2019

This is a excellent course for Software architects, addressing all key areas needed in the field. Good content, definitely recommend this course for anyone aspiring to be a Software architect.


Jul 21, 2021

This course integrates the previous courses (Object oriented design and Design patterns) and applies the knowledge taught in those courses to real life problems. Highly recommended.

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By Danylo P

May 6, 2020

Great course! Tonnes of useful and actual information about software engineering and architecture!


Feb 13, 2020

The course is very interesting and well organized.I've learned many things on software design

By Thibault C

Jun 10, 2020

Really well done regarding the content and exercises. Gets you involved in it quite rapidly.

By O M G

May 17, 2020

It was good opportunity for students with ease of communication in understanding of topics.

By Sameer A

Oct 31, 2019

Excellent course content. it's worth spending time on this. Thanks to all the instructors.

By sss

Nov 6, 2020

This course has been so beneficial for me to have a background in Software Architecture.

By Jimmy A G B

Jun 15, 2020

!Excellent¡ I like this course and all of your course this specialization

By Dario I

Jan 21, 2018

Good introduction, it helps to develop curiosity about the right topics

By Hashan M

Jun 5, 2020

It was really appreciated the course content and the course materials.


Sep 8, 2020

Great course. It inspire my knowledge about Software Architecture

By Stephen J

Jun 16, 2020

Lays a pretty good foundation.... well structured and presented.

By Mahmuda F

Dec 3, 2020

Personally Recommend it.I learned a lot from this course....

By Naveen M

Sep 8, 2020

The course is highly recommended for upcoming architects.

By Luluk E

Mar 29, 2020

the assignment are very helpful to build understanding


May 23, 2020

Certified courses were offered by Coursera

Thank you.

By Tanviruzzaman

Aug 28, 2020

That is really very good for students and teachers

By Tan Z

Apr 22, 2020

Muy buen curso, te da muy buenas bases teóricas.

By 221810311006 B S R D

Nov 26, 2020

good course and help full for skill develpoment


May 19, 2020

Good Experienced with these reviews.Thank You!


Aug 31, 2020

A Nice Course! Projects are practical

By Md. S R

Aug 25, 2020

Great content. Looks so good so far

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By 221810305037 N V K

Dec 5, 2020

good lerarning with coursera

By Konda S

Oct 30, 2020

Such an excellent course!