MS in Software Engineering - Project Management Concentration

The Project Management Concentration addresses the management of the quality of software products and processes and provides coursework in management and measurement techniques.Online Learning Learning opportunities are available for this concentration.

Master of Science 2013-2014

Software Engineering

Project Management Concentration
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Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52* graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.
    *53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.


Course Requirements
Introductory Courses
No Introductory course (a course numbered 400 through 419) may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
CSC 400 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
CSC 402 Data Structures I
CSC 403 Data Structures II
CSC 406 Systems I
CSC 407 Systems II
Foundation Courses
Students must complete the following courses:
SE 430 Object Oriented Modeling
SE 433 Software Testing and Quality Assurance
SE 450 Object-Oriented Software Development
SE 477 Software and Systems Project Management
Advanced Courses
Students must complete the following courses:
SE 475 Managing Globally Distributed Software Development
SE 482 Requirements Engineering
SE 579 Analytics and Data Mining in Software Engineering
Major Elective Courses
SE courses in the 421-699 range and courses from the list below qualify as Major Elective Courses. Students must take 3 Major Elective Courses. At least 2 must be SE courses.
  • Enterprise Software Development    
    SE 452 Object-Oriented Enterprise Computing
    SE 554 Enterprise Component Architecture
    SE 453 Architecture and Frameworks for Developing Client Applications
    SE 482 Requirements Engineering
    SE 533 Software Validation and Verification
    SE 560 Structured Document Interchange and Processing
    CSC 438 Framework for Web Application Development
    CSC 453 Database Technologies
  • Software Architecture
    SE 457 Service-Oriented Architecture
    SE 480 Software Architecture I
    SE 456 Architecture of Computer Games
    SE 549 Model-Driven Software Development
    SE 558 Architecture and Design for Multiplayer Games
    SE 581 Software Architecture II
  • Computer Security
    CNS 450 Computer Forensics
    SE 525 Software Security Architecture
    SE 526 Software Security Assessment
    CSC 439 Computer Security
  • Distributed Systems
    CSC 435 Distributed Systems I
    CSC 536 Distributed Systems II (formerly SE 536)
    CSC 552 Concurrent Software Development
    SE 558 Architecture and Design for Multiplayer Games
  • Project Management
    CNS 533 Enterprise Security Infrastructure Controls and Regulatory Compliance
    SE 475 Managing Globally Distributed Software Development
    SE 529 Software Risk Management
    IS 556 Enterprise Project Management
    IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
    IS 565 IT Outsourcing
    IS 560 Enterprise Systems
  • User Centered Development
    HCI 430 Prototyping and Implementation
    HCI 440 Introduction to User-Centered Design
    SE 453 Architecture and Frameworks for Developing Client Applications
    SE 546 Software Architecture and Design for Desktop Applications
  • Programming Languages and Compiler
    SE 533 Software Validation and Verification
    CSC 447 Concepts of Programming Languages
    CSC 448 Compiler Design
    CSC 548 Advanced Compiler Design
    CSC 535 Formal Semantics of Programming Languages
  • Gaming and Entertainment Technology
    SE 456 Architecture of Computer Games
    SE 558 Architecture and Design for Multiplayer Games
    GAM 453 Tool Programming for Game Development
    GAM 475 Game Engine Programming I
    GAM 490 Multiplayer Game Development
    GAM 575 Game Engine Programming II
  • Software Engineering Research
    SE 690 Research Seminar AND
    SE 696 Master's Project OR SE 698 Master's Thesis
  • The Master's Project or Thesis
    Must represent an original contribution to the area, and may include system development, empirical studies, or theoretical work. The scope and the details of the research project will be determined by the research supervisor, and must be approved by the student's academic advisor.
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete one CDM Open Elective Course in the 421-699 range. ANI, DC, DMA, TV, and VFX courses do not qualify. Credit for courses taken outside of the school will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.
Capstone
Students must complete the following courses as a sequence in consecutive quarters.
SE 491 Software Engineering Studio
SE 591 Software Engineering Studio II

Software Engineering Studio Substitution Policy

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