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Seattle UniversityDepartment of Computer Science & Software Engineering901 12th Avenue, P.O. Box 222000Engr 526Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-296-5510Fax: 206-296-5518
Richard LeBlanc, Chairleblanc@seattleu.edu
Michael Smith, Administrative Assistantmikesme@seattleu.edu
Seattle University has long been a leader in software engineering education. It established its pioneering Master of Software Engineering (MSE) program in 1979, and awarded the world’s first degree in 1982.
Our program is designed with the needs of the working professionals in mind. All classes are offered in the evenings. The program builds upon the computing experience of its students and offers extensive course work in a variety of software engineering and computer science topics, with an emphasis on teamwork and a disciplined approach to problem solving. We offer a balanced core curriculum of technical and managerial courses, and a variety of elective streams to address areas of personal interest. The principles and techniques learned throughout the course-work are integrated into a year-long software project as at the capstone experience.
Our graduate faculty has extensive industrial experience as well as strong academic credentials. Our curriculum has been shaped by close contacts with local industry, ensuring that courses are relevant to the work place and that projects are tailored to the professional needs of our students.
Minimum requirements for the degree are 47 graduate credits.
These include 29 credits of required courses, 9 credits of elective courses,
and 9 credits of software engineering project. Core courses in computing (SEGR
501 and 503) may be waived for students passing a placement exam, and replaced
by additional electives. A maximum of 3 credits of 59X courses may be taken
toward the MSE degree without department approval. A maximum of 12 credits
taken in non-matriculated status may be applied to this program. Transfer
credit regulations are described earlier in this Catalog. All degree
requirements must be completed within six years after course work has begun.
29 credits including:
Note: Core courses in computing (SEGR 501 and 503 ) may
be waived for students passing a placement exam, and replaced by additional
9 credits from the following:
9 SEGR credits including:
Note: Satisfactory performance in the three-quarter software
engineering project sequence (SEGR 585 , 586 , and 587 ) is
required of all MSE students. Students are grouped into teams that complete a
significant software project. Students who are not full-time are expected to
take only the project sequence in their final year. Students are encouraged not
to begin the software engineering project sequence unless SEGR 587 will be
their final course in the program. All participants in the project sequence
will be required to sign a Seattle University intellectual property (IP) and
computer project room agreement, and may be required to sign an IP agreement
with the project sponsor.
Three-year track with SEGR 501 and 503 required:
Three-year track with CSSE 501 and 503 waived:
SEGR 525 SEGR 531
Two-year track with SEGR 501 and 503 required:
* If needed to maintain full-time status.
Two-year track with SEGR 501 and 503 waived:
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or by phone at (206) 296-5510.
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