Secure Programming: Requirement Analysis and Design

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The ideals and practices of secure programming.

Learn about secure software concepts and requirements analysis.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 


Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Introductory Courses, Master Microcredentials, Programming and Application Development

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There are no prerequisites for this short course
Digital Credential

Why this course?

Aimed at people without prior experience, this fully online microcredential course will give you the foundational skills to construct solutions to programming problems using algorithms and flowcharts. 


Together with its companion course, Secure Programming: Implementation and Testing, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity.  

Course content

Topics include

  • The necessity and significance of secure software development relating to cybersecurity
  • Secure software requirement analysis
  • Secure software architecture with core security concepts and principles
  • Secure software design process.


On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 5 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Secure Programming: Implementation and Testing, to stack into ‘Secure Programming (CSE5012)’, a subject within the Master of Cybersecurity.  

You’ll learn:

This microcredential will equip you with a sound knowledge of and basic skills in:

  • Secure software requirement analysis
  • Secure software design.

Your study experience

This course is delivered over 2 weeks, and the total expected time commitment is 40 hours, which includes guided learning, extended reading and assessment.  


The assessment for this course comprises:

  • Standalone multiple choice quiz
  • Case study based on the multiple choice quiz, on secure software concepts, requirements and design.


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