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Software Engineering - Frequently Asked Questions

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The admission requirements for the certificate program are as follows:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field with an extensive background in computer science and computer programming
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater

The GRE is not required for the certificate since the certificate program is considered a non-degree seeking program. A student pursuing the certificate could possibly transfer the certificate courses to the SWEN degree after completion of the certificate. To do this the student must take the GRE, apply and be accepted to the SWEN program. The certificate cannot be pursued at the same time as the SWEN degree since students pursuing a certificate are considered non-degree seeking and therefore cannot be enrolled in a degree seeking program at the same time.

The Software Engineering certificate is designed to prepare students to address important aspects of software development including: developing the student’s ability to communicate ideas; develop and manage software products; and to understand the complexities of building quality into a software product. To earn the certificate the four course set below must be completed within a four year time limit.

Certificate Courses - Software Engineering (4 courses)
SWEN 5130 Requirements Engineering
SWEN 5232 Software Construction
SWEN 5234 SWEN 5132 Software Processes or
Software Design Patterns
SWEN 5432 Software Engineering Life Cycle

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