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BCS Requirements Engineering

All our tutor led training courses and exams are currently being delivered on-line by virtual classroom using Zoom. The price shown includes the BCS exam, which is taken at the end of the course. BCS Requirements Engineering is available on the following dates:

Next Course Dates Duration Location Price Places Available
30 Nov - 2 Dec 2020 3 days Virtual Classroom £595 + VAT Fully Booked
25-27 January 2021 3 days Virtual Classroom £595 + VAT Places Available
22-24 February 2021 3 days Virtual Classroom £595 + VAT Places Available
22-24 March 2021 3 days Virtual Classroom £595 + VAT Places Available
26-28 April 2021 3 days Virtual Classroom £595 + VAT Places Available
24-26 May 2021 3 days Virtual Classroom £595 + VAT Places Available
5-7 July 2021 3 days Virtual Classroom £595 + VAT Places Available

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What is Included?

  • 3-day tutor led training course
  • BCS Requirements Engineering examination, taken at the end of the course
  • Course notes and exercise workbooks
  • Sample exam papers and answer sheets
  • Experienced tutors who have also worked on business change projects for at least 10 years
  • Maximum 9 delegates per course

Course Overview

This 3 day training course covers the syllabus and exam for the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering. The certificate is concerned with one of the major areas of business analysis work, producing a well-organised and clearly-defined set of requirements.

The syllabus is structured around a five part framework for Requirements Engineering. The five elements of the framework are Requirements Elicitation, Requirements Analysis, Requirements Validation, Requirements Documentation and Requirements Management.

Intended Audience

The course is recommended for people who already have some experience in gathering and documenting requirements and would like to formalise their skills and gain the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Learning Outcomes

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding and application of Requirements Engineering principles and techniques in the following areas:

  • The Requirements Engineering framework; the issues and rationale in a business context; the application of the framework.
  • The hierarchy of requirements.
  • Roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the Requirements Engineering framework.
  • Requirements elicitation.
  • Requirements modelling.
  • Requirements documentation.
  • Requirements analysis.
  • Requirements validation.
  • Requirements management.

Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Requirements Engineering (5%)
  • Module 2 - Hierarchy of requirements (10%)
  • Module 3 - Stakeholders in the requirements process (5%)
  • Module 4 - Requirements Elicitation (20%)
  • Module 5 - Use of models in Requirements Engineering (10%)
  • Module 6 - Requirements Documentation (15%)
  • Module 7 - Requirements Analysis (20%)
  • Module 8 - Requirements Validation (5%)
  • Module 9 - Requirements Management (10%)

To view or print the full BCS syllabus for Requirements Engineering please >>click here.

Course Preparation

There is recommended pre-reading for this course from the BCS publication 'Business Analysis'. The reading text is not included in the course fee and delegates should obtain their own copy in order to complete the reading (ISBN 9781780172774)

Course Details

Requirements Engineering is a 3-day course. Courses run between 9.00 am until 5.30 pm each day. As this is an exam-based course, attendees will be given the option to complete around 1 hour of homework on day one and two. This is intended to prepare delegates for the exam.

The Requirements Engineering exam is taken at the end of the course, starting at approximately 4:00pm.

Examination Details

The Requirements Engineering exam is taken on the final afternoon of the course. The exam fee is included in the costs shown above. The format of the examination is a one hour multiple-choice examination consisting of 40 questions. The examination is closed book (no materials can be taken into the examination room). Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 25 marks out of 40 to pass the examination.

Part of the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis

Requirements Engineering is one of the core modules for those wanting to achieve the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis. To obtain the full Diploma candidates must also obtain the other core module of Business Analysis Practice, a Knowledge-based specialism and a Practitioner specialism module. Candidates must also take a one hour oral exam directly with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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