Graduate Certificate (Online)
It’s time to move up, and that means you need to level-up your software skills. What are the hottest trends in software engineering today? Building security into development. Architecture, testing and enhanced development processes. Take four online graduate courses, finish in six months, and get a leg up on a Master’s Degree.
Online, eCampus format which can be completed from anywhere in the world.
Graduate Certificate - Software Engineering
Four online courses
Tuition estimate $5,500
Finish in 6 months
Tuition calculator (select eCampus)
Four start dates throughout the year
100 percent online
Advance your career
Enhance your credentials
Advance your professional knowledge
CS 5550: Software Architecture and Design:
Looking for that promotion to Software Architect? Looking to design that application in the most robust way? This course covers the application of software engineering approaches for the design and architecture of high-performance, secure, and maintainable large-scale software systems.
CS 5560: Software Testing & Quality Assurance:
Need to become a better testing? Want to ensure your software doesn’t fail? This course covers all the buzzwords that matter: Unit testing, integration testing, mocking, refactoring, test-driven development, and code smells.
CS 6310: Secure Software Engineering
In today’s world, security is key. Whether it’s learning where attacks will come, how to know what we don’t know, or how to integrate security into your development process, this is the class for you.
CS 6640: Advanced Software Engineering:
Curious what the next best thing in Software Engineering will be? Ever wonder where your everyday practices come from? Come learn the “why” behind what you do and see the where the future leads in this seminar style course that covers all of it from a research and development perspective.
Submit Your Graduate College Application Online
For Area of Study, select “Certificate” AND “Software Engineering - Certificate (eCampus)”
Note: All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.
Submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate College. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.
Request official transcripts be sent to:
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation
You will upload these items as part of the online application process for this program.
Statement of Purpose
A personal statement (1-2 pages) The Statement of Purpose should address:
- Your motivation for pursuing graduate study in your chosen field.
- What you hope to gain through graduate study
- Your career aspirations following completion of the program
Two letters of recommendation
From recent instructors, employers or other individuals qualified to evaluate the potential for success in the program
All courses count towards Master of Science in Computer Science as long as a grade of B or better is earned.