Dec 09, 2022  
2019-2020 Florida Tech Catalog 
2019-2020 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Software Engineering, M.S.

Major Code: 8050 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom only Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, GRE

The Master of Science in Software Engineering serves students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science or a related discipline, as well as working software engineers who want to broaden their perspective while deepening their skills in software development. The program also accepts students who are already competent programmers wanting to prepare for careers in software engineering. Courses in this program are taught at a level that assumes that all students have a technical undergraduate degree and significant programming experience.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have taken courses in differential and integral calculus, discrete mathematics, statistics and data structures and algorithms, as well as at least 12 credit hours of advanced coursework in undergraduate computer science that includes an introduction to software engineering principles and practices. Admission may be granted with the stipulation that deficiencies are satisfied by taking specific courses. GRE scores (General Test only) are required. Students with English language deficiencies are only permitted to enroll in a restricted set of academic courses.

Degree Requirements

The master’s program in software engineering requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate study. Students are encouraged to complete and successfully defend a thesis. Students who decide against writing a thesis must pass a final program examination. The curriculum includes four required courses:


Total Credits Required: 30