At South College, the mission of the Master of Science in Software Engineering program is to advance student study in the design and construction of software systems. The curriculum is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills to analyze a proposed business problem and then suggest and construct a solution based on requirements and constraints.
The required coursework includes advanced study in programming languages and systems analysis centered on real-world projects of diverse scale. Students conduct research in the field of software engineering and complete an applied capstone project.
What can I do with a Master of Science in Software Engineering?
South College’s Master of Science in Software Engineering program is fully online and intentionally topic targeted. The curriculum requires specific courses aligned with necessary skills. This program offers many opportunities to work and communicate with instructors and classmates, but you are also expected to be responsible, motivated, and able to work independently. Even with the support of our instructors and staff, time management will be needed for balancing coursework with other obligations. Building strong time management skills will help you to juggle your course load.
South College is committed to supporting our students in any way we can. Though the online format encourages independence for busy students, it also provides many collaboration and communication opportunities with your instructors and classmates alike, and the faculty are frequently available for assistance and advice.
Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science or Information Technology
Specialization opportunities in programs in Network Administration, Electrical Engineering, Cybersecurity, Software Development
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.
*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions.
I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.
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