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2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Software Engineering


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Degree Requirements


Minimum requirements for the degree are 45 graduate credits. These include 27 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.

I. Computing Concepts


6 SEGR credits (required unless waived):

III. Project Management


6 SEGR credits required:

Software Engineering Project


Satisfactory performance in the three-quarter software engineering project sequence (SEGR 585 , SEGR 586 , and SEGR 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.

V. Program Electives


9 Elective credits

Can be chosen from the following categories or from any other graduate courses in software engineering. Students may take up to 6 credits of graduate courses from other programs with department approval.

 

NOTE:


Up to six credits from other graduate programs, may be taken as MSE electives with departmental approval. Approved MBA courses include such topics as leadership, entrepreneurship, high tech marketing, management of change, and business ethics. CPSC courses may also be taken to fulfill the elective requirement.

Unless otherwise indicated at the time of offering, any regularly scheduled graduate course in software engineering other than the core courses and the project courses may be used to satisfy the elective course requirement. Students may also take a maximum of three credits of Special Topics (SEGR 591 , 592 , 593 ), Software Engineering Seminar (SEGR 594 ), Independent Study (SEGR 596 , 597 , 598 ), or Internship (SEGR 595 ) for elective credit, without department approval. With departmental approval, up to six credits of graduate-level courses from other departments, especially selected graduate courses from the Albers School of Business at Seattle University are acceptable for elective credit.

Sample Program Schedules


Three-year track with SEGR 501 and 503 required:
  Fall Winter Spring
Year 1 SEGR 501 SEGR 503 SEGR 523
  SEGR 520 SEGR 522 Elective
Year 2 SEGR 526 SEGR 525 SEGR 524
  SEGR 532 Elective Elective
Year 3 SEGR 585 SEGR 586 SEGR 587

 

Three-year track with SEGR 501 and 503 waived:
  Fall Winter Spring
Year 1 SEGR 520 SEGR 522 SEGR 523
  SEGR 526 SEGR 525 SEGR 524
Year 2 SEGR 532 Elective Elective
  Elective Elective Elective
Year 3 SEGR 585 SEGR 586 SEGR 587

 

Two-year track for full-time students:
  Fall Winter Spring
Year 1 SEGR 501 SEGR 503 SEGR 523
  SEGR 520 SEGR 522 Elective
  SEGR 526 SEGR 525 SEGR 524
       
Year 2* SEGR 585 SEGR 586 SEGR 587
  SEGR 532 Elective Elective
*International students may need to take an additional three credits each term to be eligible for student visa status.

 

Minimum credits required for degree (45)


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