Become an expert in software development! Lead high-level architecture decisions and design complex solutions.
At your pace
~ 15 months
in 6 months
One million computer programming jobs are estimated to be created in the U.S. by 2020 - as well as 700,000 in Europe - thanks to unprecedented growth in the tech sector.
Here at OpenClassrooms, our mission is to make professional education accessible. OpenClassrooms is a global online education-to-employment platform, designed to teach the skills needed for the most in-demand jobs. We pinpoint the key skills needed to succeed in the job market and develop diplomas to train our students on those skills. That’s why we've developed a 15-month master's-level diploma designed to turn software developers into architects, which you can complete entirely online with the support of a dedicated mentor.
A software architect is an experienced software developer who is responsible for the high-level design, planning, and methodology that make the development of a software product possible. A software architect may be in charge of:
The world of software development offers lucrative careers, and many opportunities open up as you gain the more advanced experience required of a software architect. Here is what you might expect to earn in your career as a software architect:
This path can prepare you for the following jobs:
Successful students will have:
Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.
At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.
Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.
During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach the end of your program. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.
OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.
Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "Software Architect"
registered with the National Directory of Professional
This diploma is at level 7 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).
If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.
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At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.
By following the learning path "Software Architect", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.
What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!
Our team is available to answer your questions about our programs or your new career path.