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2020-2021 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 2 
2020-2021 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 2 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Software Engineering, MS

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This graduate program is designed for those qualified individuals who wish to continue their academic credentials in the field of software engineering.  The required coursework consists of 45 quarter credits of advances study in programming languages and systems analysis centered on real-world projects of diverse scale; students will conduct research in the field of software engineering and complete an applied capstone project.


The Master of Science in Software Engineering program is designed to advance the knowledge base of students with either a computer science or information technology background through advanced study in the design and construction of software systems. The goal of the program is to provide organizations with individuals who can analyze a proposed business problem and then suggest and construct a solution based upon requirements and constraints.


Graduates completing the program will accomplish the following outcomes:

  1. Analyze business needs, risks, and requirements to design a comprehensive software solution to a set of business problems.
  2. Develop or deploy software solutions across organizational infrastructure to enhance services or increase efficiency.
  3. Construct software solutions to business problems using advanced data structures, programming logic, and algorithms.
  4. Research computing problems and apply the latest technology and published findings to provide better solutions.
  5. Apply theory, research, and practice to a selected project and prepare a software solution.

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