No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.
Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions based on faculty review:
- The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course based on an official transcript review by faculty and successful grades, typically B or better.
- The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course which is demonstrated through successful completion of a GAE exam.
- If a
Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) is available for the Introductory Courses, upon successfully completion of a GAE, a waiver will be issued.
CDM Foundation Courses
Business (Kellstadt) Foundation Courses
* Course is not currently offered online. Consult faculty advisor for determining suidiv alternative coursework.
Major Elective Courses
Students must take
16 credit hours from courses from the list of CDM electives below and
8 credit hours courses from the list of Kellstadt courses listed below.
CDM Electives Students may select any SE elective
or the following courses:
- The following courses are recommended:
Software Engineering Research
Students also have an option of pursuing Master's research projects to fulfill their CDM elective requirements.
- SE 695 (4 credits) AND SE 696 (4 credits)
OR SE 695 (8 credits) AND SE 698 (0 credits)
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. Information and requirements for students pursuing the thesis option can be found at the
SoC Master's Thesis Guideline page.
Business (Kellstadt) Elective Courses
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete
4 credit hours from CDM Open Elective Course. Any
CSEC, CSC, ECT, GAM, GPH, HCI, HIT, IS, IT, NET, PM, or SE course in the 421-699 range qualifies. Credit for courses taken outside of the school will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.
Students must complete the following course.
Studio Sequence Substitution Policy
Software Engineering (SE) Studio is a requirement for MS SE students. It can only be substituted for students who have had industrial experience in team software development projects. For those students with sufficient experience, they must complete a MS Project or Thesis in lieu of SE Studio.
Substitution of SE Studio must be approved in advance. Student should seek such approval no later than the second quarter after starting the Foundation phase of the program. The request for substitution should be submitted to Software Engineering Program Committee (SE-PC) and the decision will be made by the SE-PC in consultation with the student’s advisor.
Each applicant should provide supporting materials of his/her experience in software development, including resume, and letter(s) from the project manager describing the applicant's role in the projects.
All approvals of substitution will be contingent upon the applicant's completion of a MS Project or Thesis for eight (8) credit hours. Any deviation from that must be approved by the SE-PC as well.