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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Software Engineering Program

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Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Program Coordinator

James Choi

Program Office/Website

Computer Science Building 108


Ning Chen, James Choi, Bin Cong, Chang-Hyun Jo, Christopher Ryu


Software Engineering is the discipline of developing and evolving software systems that are reliable and efficient, and that are affordable to develop and evolve. The discipline has matured in response to the increasing importance of software, particularly in safetycritical applications, and to the huge impact of large and expensive software systems that affect many people in many parts of society. Unique factors in the evolution of software engineering include the fact that software is intangible and its operation is discontinuous. Thus, the discipline seeks to integrate the principles of computing and mathematics with the rigor that engineering disciplines bring to the reliability and trustworthiness of the products developed.

Software engineering students have the opportunity to focus on software reliability, software evolution and on the development of software systems that are correct from their inception. Learning how to provide genuinely useful and usable software is preeminent.

Degree Description

The Master program in Software Engineering (MSE) is designed to provide high quality graduate education in the essential discipline of Software Engineering. The program provides students with a strong knowledge of the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation and maintenance of quality software in the areas of software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, configuration management, engineering management and engineering process. The goals of the program are to prepare individuals for careers as software engineers and managers in the industry or government agencies, as well as for advanced study as researchers in the software engineering areas.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Program Offered

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