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Advanced Certificate Program
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Software Architect

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1Rapidly Growing Industry
High Growth Career and Premium Packages

  • 30% Growth YoY rise in the average salary of software architects
  • 40% above Industry Avg. Highest paid role in India for the past two years
  • 100K+ Openings With leading companies Globally

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2Learn from Pioneers
From the Founders & Leaders of Software Architecture

David Garlan

David Garlan

One of the founders of the field of software architecture.

  • Associate Dean for Master’s Programs, SCS - CMU
  • Member of the Institute for Software Research at SCS.
  • Author of best-selling books on Software Architecture
  • Leading researcher on Self-Adaptive Systems, Formal Methods, and Cyber-Physical Systems
Bradley Schmerl

Bradley Schmerl

Google Scholar, 10,000+ Citations

  • Principal Systems Scientist, Dept. of Software & Societal Systems, SCS-CMU
  • Part of ABLE Group, CMU that researches on Architecture, Quality and Resilience
  • Authored papers, book chapters, tech reports on self-adaptive systems
  • Leading researcher on Software Architecture and Self-Adaptive Systems

3Transformative Pedagogy
Live Interactive Classes + Hands-on Application

CMU, #1 CS School1 Certificate

#1 World's CS School1
20 Nobel Laureates
13 Turing Awards
CMMI, developed at SEI, CMU.

CMMI: Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process level improvement training and appraisal program.
SEI: Software Engineering Institute

Carnegie Mellon University CMU, a private, global research university, is one of the world's most renowned educational institutions. With its cutting-edge education, a stellar alumni network of Nobel, Emmy, Tony, and Turing prize winners, innovative startups, and home to groundbreaking innovations, CMU has mastered creating a future as imagined

School of Computer Science at CMU SCS is recognized worldwide for its computer science programs. It is home to researchers who have made developments in the fields of algorithms, computer networks, distributed systems, computational biology, robotics, language technologies, human–computer interaction and software engineering. To learn more, visit SCS website

Software Architecture Course Overview

The Software Architecture course, offered by Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, is crafted for professionals aspiring to become in-demand Software Architects. This program equips participants with essential skills and knowledge to excel in the field of software architecture, with a focus on global best practices.

Throughout the course, participants will immerse themselves in software architecture principles, design patterns, and industry best practices. The opportunity to network with distinguished faculty members and peers from around the globe provides a unique platform for valuable connections and knowledge exchange. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn the prestigious SCS - Carnegie Mellon University Certification, a globally recognized validation of their expertise.

This program is ideal for individuals looking to transition into a rewarding career as a Software Architect, as well as software developers seeking rapid career advancement. It is also well-suited for product managers with a software engineering background and professionals with experience in system design, development operations, or DevOps. Eligible candidates should possess a minimum of 3 years of software development experience and familiarity with object-oriented programming languages. Take the next step in your career journey and emerge as a highly sought-after Software Architect with the Advanced Certificate Program in Software Architecture

Software Architecture Course Curriculum

The state-of-the-art curriculum, designed by world-renowned experts, is delivered through LIVE interactive sessions.

Object Oriented Programming in Java
Object, Class, Message, Inheritance, Abstraction, Encapsulation and Polymorphism; Syntax and Semantics, Variables and Datatypes, Loops and Conditional Statements, Arrays and Strings

Introduction to JavaScript
Variables and Datatypes, Javascript operators, Conditional statements, Functions, Arrays, Loops, Objects and Debugging

Hypervisor concept, Virtual machines, Containers, Container fundamentals, Container orchestration

Software Requirements Engineering
Introduction, Requirements process, Elicitation and Analysis

Software Engineering Process
Software Engineering process, Lifecycles, Introduction to Software Process Assessment and Improvement Models

Overview & Requirements
What is Software Architecture? Basic Architecture Concepts, Practice: Thinking like an Architect, Architecture Drivers and Quality Attributes Practice: Drivers and QA Exercise

Assignment: Identifying Quality Requirements

Architecture Design
Dataflow & Events, Call/Return, Repository, Practice: Architecture Styles, Platforms, Frameworks, Product Lines and Ecosystems, Tactics 1, Tactics 2, Practice: Tactics, Case Study: Service-based systems

Assignment: Specifying Quality Requirements

Techniques and Practices
Principles of Architecture Documentation, Modeling and Analysis, Practice: Architecture Documentation, Architecture Evaluation

Assignment: Architecture Design

Architecture in Practice and Future Directions
Architecture Agile Processes & ADRs, Architecture and Emerging Domains, Trends and Research/Wrap-up

Assignment: Architecture Realization


Program Outcomes


Build expertise in global software architecture practices


Network with distinguished faculty and global peers


Get prestigious SCS - Carnegie Mellon University Certification


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Network with Peers
and Alumni

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Find out why participants want to join this programme


Who is this program for?


Aspiring to transition into Software Architect as a career


Software Developers looking forward to career acceleration


Product Managers with a software engineering background


Worked on System Design, Development Operations or DevOps


  • tickB.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech or equivalent degree, preferably in Computer Science/Information Technology or other related domain
  • tickA minimum of 3 years of software development experience
  • tickFamiliarity with object-oriented programming languages

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Frequently Asked Questions

Software architects have remained among the most sought-after in the tech industry (TeamLease Digital Oct 2022). Moreover, they have overpowered roles like cloud architects and product managers and remain among the industry's most lucratively paid job roles.

Software architects are responsible for creating a solid foundation for the software project, making the platform scalable, and boosting its performance. Software developers or software engineers who prefer to scale their careers with a technical focus instead of management can explore software architecture.

As the discipline of software architecture is expanding, so is the demand for the role. In India, software architects can easily command upto ₹47 lakh, based on the experience and organizations they are working for and a 30% jump over the previous year.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Software Architecture by Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science aims to prepare aspirants for this role. The program is exclusively for tech professionals looking forward to accelerating their careers beyond development and programming.

  • Learn from Experts : Benefit from mentorship by the frontrunners of software architecture evolution- David Garlan and Bradley Schmerl, the distinguished faculty of CMU.
  • High Impact Format: Leverage a transformative pedagogy supported by live interactive classes + hands-on application
  • Certificate from CMU: Get certified by the world leader in computing research and education, School of Computer Science, CMU.

  • Build expertise in global software architecture practices
  • Understand the technical, organizational, and business role of a software architect
  • Leverage better growth opportunities as a software architect
  • Access career opportunities with TalentSprint
  • You will earn a globally recognized certification from CMU
  • You can access TalentSprint Career Accelerator to boost your career acceleration efforts.
  • Network with distinguished faculty and global peers.

The program welcomes all tech professionals, but it is ideal for

  • Professionals aspiring to transition into Software Architect as a career
  • Software Developers looking forward to career acceleration
  • Product Managers with a software engineering background
  • Professionals who have worked on System Design, Development Operations, or DevOps

The program will be taught by the esteemed CMU Faculty, counted among the founders of the field of software architecture, and recognized for developing it as a discipline in software engineering. To meet your future mentors, visit here.

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