This is a web-based course administered through AFIT Online.
This course teaches the assessment of
software design processes and
artifacts used by the Air Force.
Topics include specific types of
architectural views, architectural
frameworks such as DoDAF, service-
oriented architecture (SOA)
development, design diagrams, design
quality characteristics, and
appropriate measures. Students
assess techniques to create and
evaluate architecture and design
artifacts, as well as the risks
associated with moving to software
SWE 420 is one of five courses in the
SPDP software development track, and
is taught online by instructor-led
distance learning. Students are
highly encouraged to complete SWE 410
before enrolling in SWE 420.
Students must successfully complete a
series of course exercises in order
to successfully complete the class.
Upon completion of SWE 410, 420, 430,
440 and 450, the student earns an
AFIT SPDP “Software Development”
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