Program Overview

Building on the Master of Science in Computer Science program core, the Software Engineering courses strive to provide the foundation and focused knowledge for those interested in the software engineering field. The continued explosive impact of computers and information technology on our everyday lives has generated a need to design and develop new computer software systems and to incorporate new technologies into existing ones.

The Software Engineering concentration is designed to provide the opportunity to attain education competencies in the organization and control of software development and the use of industry-recognized software engineering techniques to successfully deliver software systems requiring a multi-person effort.

Students can expect the following outcomes with this concentration:

  • Perform at the project lead level concerning software systems
  • Formulate an approach for the organization and control of software development efforts
  • Compose state-of-the-practice software engineering techniques requiring a multi-person effort
  • Analyze the effective use of project management tools to provide for resource optimization to meet product delivery challenges
  • Evaluate the software process improvement, quality assurance and risk management practices throughout the software development process

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Baccalaureate degree earned with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher. Transcripts. A solid foundation in mathematics, computer science, and the student’s concentration area is required. Students must have an intermediate level of ability to program in a current object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java. Interview. Resume. Entrance essay.

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents of MA, NJ, and NY.

    School Overview

    Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution of higher learning located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. CTU offers a variety of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Established in 1965, Colorado Technical University began as a school that dealt primarily with training former military personnel in vocational and technical subjects. Today, CTU has grown into a much larger university with a wide variety of courses available to students. Colorado Technical University has a large online presence through their online degree programs. 

    Colorado Technical University offers programs in seven different schools of specialization including:

    • Business & Management
    • Engineering & Computer Science
    • Healthcare
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Project Management
    • Security Systems & Criminal Justice

    Within these schools, CTU offers several degree levels including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral.

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