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Graduate Certificate
Software Engineering

Software Engineering
Graduate Certificate
AT A GLANCE
  • 15 credits
  • Transfer up to 3 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Earn a certificate in software engineering to build complex systems or lead a software development team at UMGC Europe.

The graduate certificate program in software engineering from University of Maryland Global Campus Europe provides software developers with advanced software methodology, design, and coding techniques. You'll learn aspect-oriented programming, object-oriented programming, and the principles and techniques to lead a software development team.

Gain hands-on experience performing all functions of building software and develop job-relevant expertise in implementing large software engineering projects within cost and on schedule. The software engineering graduate certificate courses include requirements engineering, system design and development, model-based systems engineering, system integration and testing, system engineering management, and more.

The curriculum for the graduate certificate in software engineering features projects sponsored by companies and clients so you build software engineering skills you can apply immediately on the job.

Course Requirements

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 603)
  • (3 Credits, SWEN 645)
  • (3 Credits, SWEN 646)
  • (3 Credits, SWEN 647)
  • (3 Credits, SWEN 651)

Initial Requirements

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
  • UCSP 615 must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.
  • UCSP 615 may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Overall Graduate Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You may pursue a degree and certificate simultaneously or pursue a degree after completing the certificate.
  • No more than 6 credits may be earned through transfer from other schools.
  • You must satisfy all required prerequisites for certificate courses. You may need to fulfill some prerequisites before beginning certificate coursework.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in all courses.
  • Certificate courses may not be taken pass/fail.
  • Graduate students may only complete certificates at the graduate level.

Time Limits for Graduate Certificates

You must complete the requirements for a graduate certificate within five consecutive years. The time limit is calculated from the term in which you successfully complete the first credit course that applies to the program.

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed.
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. 
  • The grade of C is not available for these courses.

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