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Expleo Academy’s BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering provides attendees with the knowledge and tool-set to turn a business problem into a validated specification of quality requirements. This intensive 3-day Practitioner course is administered by professional trainers, with significant experience of real world requirements engineering and business analysis, who will guide you through a five-part framework for Requirements Engineering. Attendees are supplied with course notes containing detailed information about business analysis techniques and providing references for further reading.

Course Objectives

On completion of the Requirement Engineering course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of linking requirements to the Business Case
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
  • Explain the use of a range of requirements elicitation techniques and the relavence of the techniques to business situations
  • Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements
  • Document requirements
  • Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved
  • Create a model of the features required from a system
  • Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
  • Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements
  • Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Explain the process and stakeholders involved in Requirements Validation

Course Outline

Framework for Requirements Engineering

  • Rationale for Requirements Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering (RE) activities
  • Inputs to RE – Business Case, Terms of Reference

Hierarchy of requirements

  • Decomposition of requirements
  • Categorisation of requirements
  • General / Technical / Functional / Non-Functional

Stakeholders in the Requirements process

  • Project / Business / External stakeholders

Requirements Elicitation

  • Knowledge Types
  • Qualitative Elicitation Techniques
  • Quantitative Elicitation Techniques
  • Choosing the right Technique

Use of Models in Requirements Engineering

  • The purpose of modelling requirements
  • Developing a model to represent the system processing requirements
  • Interpreting a Data Model

Requirements Documentation

  • Documentation styles and levels of definition
  • User Stories, User Cases, Requirements Catalogue
  • Requirements Document

Requirements Analysis

  • Prioritising and packaging requirements for delivery
  • • Characteristics of a good requirement
  • • Traceability of requirements
  • • Prototyping requirements
  • • Verifying requirements

Requirements Validation

  • Validation techniques & Types of Reviews
  • Stakeholders and their areas of concern

Requirements Management

  •  Dealing with changing requirements
  • The importance of traceability and ownership
  • Requirements Engineering support tools


There are no course prerequistes, however students will be expected to have reviewed Chapters 5,10,11 and 12 from the BCS publication BCS Business Analysis, Paul, Yeates & Cadle (3rd Edition). Attendees should also be familiar with the BCS course syllabus available at: https://www2.bcs.org/certifications/ba/requirements-engineering

Your benefits at a glance

  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodology
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Consistently high pass rates
  • Learn  with trainers who have proven track records
  • Flexible delivery with online learning options
  • Train with the world’s leading quality specialist for digital business

Who should attend

This Practitioner certificate is relevant to those involved in any Requirements Engineering activities. This includes Business Analysts, Business Managers and their staff, Business Change Managers, Project Managers, Quality Assurance, or any stakeholder roles on business change projects.

Recommended Follow-on courses

Related courses that are also needed to earn the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis:
• BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
• BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Foundation
• BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes


Exam details:
This syllabus has an accompanying 1 hour 15min examination that the candidate must pass to gain the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering. This certificate is one of the four modules needed to gain the internationally-recognised BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.