Software Engineering Certificate

This graduate certificate is designed for students who want a focused study of software engineering, but who may not currently be interested in completing a full master’s degree. The program provides intensive studies in software development methodologies, software design, and quality assurance and management.

The prerequisites for this certificate include a professional or academic background in computer science, software engineering, or a closely related field. Completion of the certificate with a 3.0 or better guarantees admission into the MS in CS program. To gain regular status admission, applicants must have a minimum 2.75/4.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

All candidates must complete four courses:
  • CS 5550: Software Architecture and Design (3)
  • CS 5560: Software Testing & Quality Assurance (3)
  • CS 6310: Secure Software Engineering (3)
  • CS 6640: Software Engineering (3)

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