Master of Science in Information Technology: Software Engineering
Software Engineering (SWEN) Specialization
The Software Engineering specialization provides a foundation in technical concepts and design techniques, as well as management and teamwork approaches, for building software systems. The emphasis of this specialization is on implementing software engineering projects within cost and schedule by applying proven and innovative practices that overcome the shortcomings of an undisciplined approach.
The Master of Science program in Information Technology serves careers at the entry, mid-, or upper-level positions, depending upon the prior level of experience of the candidate.
Professional roles suitable for program graduates include leading a software development team. Based on experience dealing with clients and management, the next level of advancement would be as head of a development department and on to Chief Technology Officer.
Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take COMM 600, Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3).
Core Required Courses
UCSP 611 Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study
- ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
- ITEC 620 Information Technology Infrastructure (3)
- ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
- ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)
- TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)
- ITEC 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.
Software Engineering (SWEN) Specialization Required Courses
- SWEN 603 Systems Engineering (3)
- SWEN 645 System and Software Standards and Requirements (3)
- SWEN 651 Usability Engineering (3)
- SWEN 646 Software Design and Implementation (3)
- SWEN 647 Software Verification and Validation (3)
- SWEN 648 Software Maintenance (3)
Capstone Course: SWEN 670 Software Engineering Project (3)
Courses must be taken in the order listed above.
Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.