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This program provides students with a cutting-edge educational experience that builds on traditional computer science and engineering and then takes an integrative approach to software engineering.
The Masters of Science in Software Engineering program is one of several degree programs provided by the Computer Engineering department at SJSU. The program provides students with an educational experience that builds on traditional computer science and engineering, and then takes an integrative approach to software engineering. With the increased globalization of the software development workforce there is less programming being performed in the United States. Therefore it becomes increasingly important that graduates understand developing technologies and architectures and their influence on software engineering processes, where large-scale design is pre-eminent, and where component integration is the standard mode of development. The program offers a strong testing and quality assurance component.
The software industry increasingly requires those with a suitable engineering background for their cutting edge projects. Graduates with an MS in Software Engineering can expect to find significant opportunities in software development, management, and marketing. A wide variety of computing equipment is available. Courses are usually conducted using the specialized equipment at the department, with a variety of sophisticated workstations and state-of-the-art software engineering tools.
The Masters of Science in Software Engineering program requirements include degree core, specialization classes, electives, and a culminating experience. Six specializations are provided: Enterprise Software Technologies, Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Software Systems Engineering, Networking Software, Data Science, and Cybersecurity.
If you wish to apply for admission into the MS Software Engineering program, please review the types of academic degrees and industry experience we look for, in addition to GPA, GRE, and other testing requirements.
Prospective, incoming, and current students all have the opportunity to meet with an advisor in one-on-one and group settings. Learn more about our hours and how to make appointments by visiting our dedicated page.
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The SJSU Davidson College of Engineering Extended Studies also provides off-campus, cohort programs in Cloud/Mobile Computing, Data Science and Cybersecurity. These programs confer a MS Software Engineering degree by providing classes on a fixed schedule of evening classes.