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:
architecture and detailed design,
software process design, and
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.
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.
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
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.
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.