Master of Science in Computer Science - Software Engineering
In Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Computer Science -Software Engineering concentration, explore operating systems, networking, system architecture, and the software system engineering process. The job growth in the field of software development is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1
This program is designed to provide you with the opportunity to evaluate issues that affect the complex software systems, and compare domain-specific computing or information system solutions. You will also have the opportunity to analyze software requirements in engineering. Explore how to apply architectural strategies to address technical challenges associated with web services, mobile computing, virtualization, cloud computing, and security in computing systems. Review the principles behind software process improvement. You also have the opportunity to create a software design for a real-world software application.
For four years in a row, CTU made U.S. News & World Report’s list of best online graduate computer information technology programs.2
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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- Aurora (Denver Area)
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS627 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4 CS630 Modern Operating Systems 4 CS635 Computer Networking 4 CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4 CS660 Database Systems 4 CS672 Systems Engineering Methods 4 CS698 Computer Science Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 28
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS641 Software Requirements Engineering 4 CS644 Computer Systems Architecture 4 CS649 Software Design 4 CS671 Software Systems Engineering Process 4 ELE Any 600 level course 4 Total Credit Hours: 20
Total Credit Hours: 48
The CTU Master of Science in Computer Science degree program is designed to provide technical depth in computer science and in the three concentration areas—software engineering, security and database management systems. In order to achieve this depth a solid foundation in mathematics, computer science, and the student’s concentration area is required. In addition, the student must have an intermediate level of ability to program in a current object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java, such as is provided by CS215 or IT252. Students who have the required background but need to refresh their mathematics skills are highly encouraged to take MATH501. Students who have the required background but need to refresh some of their computer science skills are highly encouraged to take CS500. Students who do not have the required background in mathematics, computer science, and the concentration or current object oriented programming skills should consult with an Admissions Advisor to design an undergraduate foundation program in preparation for this degree. A resume and entrance essay stating why the student wants to attend graduate school are required in order to successfully assess the student’s preparation for entrance into the MSCS program.
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Software Developers, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm, visited April 10, 2018).
2. CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 best online programs.