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Software Engineering

Our Master of Science (MS) in Software Engineering degree was one of the first software engineering programs established in the United States. We have been awarding the degree now for over 20 years.

The program covers all major areas of the software development life cycle, including:

  • requirements engineering,
  • system specification,
  • architecture and detailed design,
  • testing,
  • quality measurement,
  • software process design, and
  • project management

Core program focus is on strengthening collaboration and building and managing quality software products. Courses are also available in reuse and reengineering, design patterns, service oriented architectures (SOA), aspect oriented software development, and software safety. Students will prepare for jobs that require complex software systems to be specified, designed, built, deployed, tested, and maintained.

Why UHCL?     

The Engineering Department at University of Houston-Clear Lake features excellent resources to help students succeed. Our faculty have earned numerous scientific grants to set up state-of-the-art laboratories in which they conduct groundbreaking research. Faculty members advise graduate students on a one-to-one basis. All classes are taught by full-time PhD faculty members that represent high-caliber doctorate-granting institutions. It is only in rare instances an adjunct faculty member from the surrounding high-technology community conduct classes, and there are no student-teaching fellows.


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Meet the Chair of Software Engineering

Software Online program for Domestic Students

See what Dr. Helm has to say about UH-Clear Lake being one of the first universities in the country to offer a master's degree in software engineering, and one of the first to offer the degree completely online.
The Software Engineering online domestic program has the same program requirements as the regular software engineering program. The only exception is that the elective course options will be limited to those courses that are offered 100% online. Students in the online program must be able to take 100% of their courses online. Such students may choose face to face course equivalents if they elect to drive to campus to attend class meetings.
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Academic Advising

Certificate in Software Engineering

Online Program
For information about our online degree option, contact the Distance Education office at 281-283-3031.
General Advising
For questions regarding program admission, course transfer, and general advising, contact academic advisor.
Earn Your SWEN Certificate Online!

The Software Engineering Certificate program is designed to prepare students to address important aspects of software development, including: the ability to communicate ideas, proper development and management of software products, and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of building quality into a software product.
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Campus Tour

Admission Information

Explore University of Houston-Clear Lake’s 524-acre campus located on a wildlife and nature preserve in the heart of Clear Lake’s high tech community. UHCL is adjacent to NASA Johnson Space Center and just 20 minutes from Galveston Island. Your campus visit includes an admissions presentation and a one-hour, 2.25 mile walking tour of UHCL led by a current UHCL student. The tour includes both indoor and outdoor walking, and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.
Request information about the Software Engineering program, Software Engineering Certificate, Software Engineering Online program.
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Last updated: 10/07/2016 UTC
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