MS in Software Engineering - Computer Science Track Overview The accredited online Master's Degree in Software Engineering is designed to address the rapid rise in demand for software engineering professionals. The expertise and knowledge developed in this program will prepare and push students to make an immediate contribution in the workplace. Drexel’s program utilizes a multidisciplinary curriculum that provides an understanding of the latest technologies and tools, and encompasses the behavioral, managerial and technical aspects of software engineering. It's designed specifically for working professionals interested in key roles in industry, government agencies, academia and other institutions. Many former students have advanced to be senior managers, executives or successful entrepreneurs of software engineering firms.Program FeaturesRigorous software engineering courses designed for professionals interested in improving their careers in Information Science and Technology, Computer Science, and EngineeringAn experienced faculty of accomplished software engineering professionalsA highly interactive methodology designed to challenge and engage students, while remaining convenient for working professionals Curriculum Students take a core curriculum as well as an area of concentration, or track — a cohesive, more specialized set of courses that builds on the core to support each student’s particular career interest.Core CoursesComputer Science Courses CS 575Software Design3.0CS 576Dependable Software Systems3.0Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses ECEC 500Fundamentals Of Computer Hardware *3.0ECEC 600Fundamentals of Computer Networks *3.0Information Science and Technology Courses INFO 627Requirements Engineering and Management3.0INFO 638Software Project Management3.0Total Credits18.0 *For students enrolled in the online program, INFO 631 Information Technology Integration may be substituted for ECEC 500, and CS 544 Computer Networks may be substituted for ECEC 600.Computer Science TrackStudents in the computer science track take nine courses in addition to the six core courses listed above (for a total of 15 courses). Of the nine additional courses, four courses must be from one of the five concentration areas, plus five electives must be graduate level CS courses and two may be fulfilled by any graduate level CS or INFO courses, except for INFO 605 and INFO 530.Students in their final 3 quarters of study who have a 3.5 GPA or better may take a 9-credit project instead of 3 elective courses. To register for a project, the student must select a project advisor (a member of the CS faculty who is willing to supervise). The project is a large-scale software development effort in which students specify, design, implement, and test a significant software system.Concentration Courses12.0Select four of the following: Computing Systems Concentration CS 500Database Theory CS 540High Performance Computing CS 543Operating Systems CS 544Computer Networks CS 643Advanced Operating Systems CS 645Network Security CS 647Distributed Systems Software CS 675Reverse Software Engineering CS 676Parallel Programming CS 741Computer Networks II CS 680Special Topics in Computer Science (Computer Systems) Programming Languages Concentration CS 525Theory of Computation CS 550Programming Languages CS 551Compiler Construction I CS 552Compiler Construction II CS 650Program Generation and Optimization CS 675Reverse Software Engineering CS 676Parallel Programming CS 680Special Topics in Computer Science (Programming Languages) User Interface Software Concentration CS 530Developing User Interfaces CS 536Computer Graphics CS 630Cognitive Systems CS 636Advanced Computer Graphics CS 680Special Topics in Computer Science (User Interface Software) Artificial Intelligence Concentration CS 510Introduction to Artificial Intelligence CS 511Robot Laboratory CS 610Advanced Artificial Intelligence CS 612Knowledge-based Agents CS 613Machine Learning CS 680Special Topics in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) Theory and Scientific Computation Concentration CS 520Computer Science Foundations CS 521Data Structures and Algorithms I CS 522Data Structures and Algorithms II CS 540High Performance Computing CS 567Applied Symbolic Computation CS 668Computer Algebra I CS 669Computer Algebra II CS 676Parallel Programming CS 680Special Topics in Computer Science (Theory & Scientific Computation) Total Credits12.0 View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A four-year bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science from an ABET accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institutionA minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work If any graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.0Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationScores from the General Aptitude Test of the GRE Scores in the 50th percentile or above in all three sections are soughtOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationA 500 word essay on why you wish to pursue the programResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1157 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a MS in Software Engineering - Computer Science Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.