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Information Technology with Software Engineering Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online master’s degree in information technology with a software engineering specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus provides you with advanced software methodology, design, and coding skills. Learn aspect-oriented programming, object-oriented programming, and principles and techniques so that you can lead a successful software development team. You'll also gain hands-on experience and develop expertise in implementing large software engineering projects.

Program Highlights
  • Write a software requirements document
  • Design software using UML models
  • Develop and test software
  • Apply advanced knowledge in computer systems architecture
  • Manage the schedule of a complex project on time and within budget, solving conflicts as they arise
  • Analyze, design, and implement information systems
  • Plan projects, build teams, and create and modify effective control mechanisms
Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, SWEN 603)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 646)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 656)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 645)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 647)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 651)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 661)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 670)

Information Technology Foundations (3 Credits, ITEC 610) and Information Systems Infrastructure (3 Credits, ITEC 626) are not required core courses for this specialization.

Software Engineering Project (3 Credits, SWEN 670) must be taken in the last term of enrollment.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for work in the implementation of large software engineering projects.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

The software engineering specialization is designed for students with a degree and/or professional experience in software development and programming languages. This background may be acquired through noncredit preparatory coursework, listed below.

If you have not had any recent programming coursework or have experience in old programming languages such as COBOL or RPG, you are strongly encouraged to take
(0 Credits, UCSP 635) and
(0 Credits, UCSP 636) before taking any SWEN courses. Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Program Recognition

UMGC's MS in Information Technology with a specialization in software engineering has been designated a Professional Science Master's degree program through the Council of Graduate Schools.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Software Engineering
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


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.

Program Highlights
  • Write a software requirements document
  • Design software using UML models
  • Develop and test software
  • Apply advanced knowledge in computer systems architecture
  • Manage the schedule of a complex project on time and within budget, solving conflicts as they arise
  • Analyze, design, and implement information systems
  • Plan projects, build teams, and create and modify effective control mechanisms
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 603)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 645)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 646)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 647)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 651)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Information Technology with Database Systems Technology Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Learn to manage complex databases for large organizations with an online master’s degree in information technology with a database systems technology specialization from University of Maryland Global Campus. Develop expertise in relational and distributed databases and acquire the newest knowledge in data warehousing, mining, modeling, security, and other sought-after areas of database administration. This hands-on program prepares you for several certifications as you study the latest management methods and tools for today's data-driven world.

Program Highlights
  • Manage, mine, model, and warehouse data
  • Utilize your database administration and security techniques and skills
  • Use ETL for data warehousing
  • Complete projects using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio
Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)
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  • (3 Credits, DBST 660)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 663)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 665)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 667)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 668)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare to manage complex databases for large organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

If you do not have demonstrated experience or prior coursework in software programming, you may be required to complete additional coursework. Consult an academic advisor for more information.

Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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