NUS Institute of Systems Science

NICF- Platform Engineering

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About the course

This course is intended for senior software engineers and software architects who aspire to enhance their skills in the area of architecting and engineering software platforms. Through a learning approach with ample hands-on activities, participants will pick up the knowledge and techniques of designing reusable assets and common services, creation of frameworks, API design, platform management and platform data management. Case studies and relevant workshops to re-inforce learnings after important topics are an integral part of this course.

This will equip participants with detailed knowledge to build a scalable platform for interconnected or extended applications, thus enabling the creation of network of applications to grow the business ecosystems.

Key Takeaways

Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Design and manage robust API access to the platform
  • Manage platform usage including access control and performance management
  • Manage platform data

What Will Be Covered

The course starts with a discussion of what Platform Engineering is and how it is different from engineering software systems. It then focusses on creating and/or evaluating frameworks to build a platform on which software applications can be built. Domain Analysis techniques to build reusable assets are then discussed. The course also includes discussions on Platform thinking and Business Ecosystems. API design and best practices are discussed along with aspects of API monitoring, metering and event-driven models.

This course will cover:

  • Overview of Platform Engineering
  • Reusable Assets and Frameworks
  • API Design
  • Microservices and API Gateway
  • Platform Management
  • Data Management for Platforms

Who should attend

The target course participants are primarily senior software engineers, solution and application architects, who had past experience in software development and design, and seek to enhance their skills in the area of platform engineering.

It is applicable for professionals engaged in the following areas

  • Software design and development
  • Software Architecture

Trust the experts

Heng Boon Kui

Boon Kui is passionate with processes and methods in development of software systems. His current teaching interests in ISS include Analysis and Design as well as Design Patterns for object-oriented software systems. His current research interests centre on the formalization of user-specified dec...


Swarnalatha Ashok

Swarna teaches object oriented technology, web services and Java technology at ISS. Having been with leading manufacturing and consulting companies like D.C.M Data Products and Tata Consultancy Services in India, she has extensive experience in networking and systems software development. At Info...


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