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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
  • $350 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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Computer Science
Bachelor of Science

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


With a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Maryland Global Campus Europe, you'll learn how to plan, design, develop, and optimize computer software and systems for commercial and government environments. Designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, this versatile program provides students with opportunities for professional development and strong foundational skills in programming languages, software development, complex algorithms, database systems, and data structures.

This program is also available as a minor.

Program Highlights
  • Identify and respond to emerging technology, models, methodologies, systems, and trends in human/computer interaction, including social networking, gaming, modeling, and simulation
  • Apply logic and mathematical principles to the design, development, and verification of secure, high-performance, and reliable computing systems
  • Analyze, design, develop, and document secure technical solutions for computing systems and networking infrastructure
  • Plan, design, and optimize computing architecture, software applications, data, and systems
  • Adhere to local, national, and international technical standards, ethics, and intellectual property regulations when developing computer applications and systems
  • Analyze, compare, and contrast algorithms, programming languages, compilers, and operating systems to select or develop solutions to problems
Required Courses
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 115)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 215)
  • CMIS 310
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 315)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 320)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 330)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 335)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 345)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 430)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 451)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 495)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses (7 credits) may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (4 Credits, MATH 140)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 105)
The following required courses (7 credits) may be applied to elective requirements:
  • (4 Credits, MATH 141)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 150)

**** Please note that the combination of Math 107 (College Algebra) and 108 (Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry) OR Math 115 (Pre-Calculus) is a prerequisite to Math 140 (Calculus I)

    Career Preparation

    This program is designed to help provide you with a foundation for a career in software architecture or engineering; application software design; or systems analysis, programming, or engineering in corporate organizations and government agencies.

    Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

    No previous experience is needed.

    Total Program Credits
    120
    Transfer Credits
    Up to 90
    Format
    • All courses are available online
    • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
    Tuition Per Credit
    • $250 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 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 UCSP 635 and 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
    • $350 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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