This graduate certificate program provides knowledge, tools, and techniques to those who are working in or plan to work in software engineering but do not want to complete requirements for a master’s degree in the field. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs in the Volgenau School.
Graduate certificates may be pursued independently or in conjunction with a graduate degree program. Please see the University Catalog for complete information on program requirements and policies. Additional specifications may apply.
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have earned a GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 credits. Applicants must complete a self-assessment form, which can be obtained from the department or the department web site. The form provides information concerning background and preparation for the program.
Applicants must possess knowledge equivalent to that provided by the following courses: INFS 501 - Discrete and Logical Structures for Information Systems, SWE 510 - Object-Oriented Programming in Java, INFS 515 - Computer Organization Course and Operating Systems, and INFS 519 - Program Design and Data Structures.
The graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis
Certificate Requirements (12 credits)
- SWE 622 - Distributed Software Engineering (3 credits)
- SWE 632 - User Interface Design and Development (3 credits)
- SWE 642 - Software Engineering for the World Wide Web (3 credits)
- One of the following:
- CS 675 - Distributed Systems (3 credits)
- INFS 614 - Database Management (3 credits)
- ISA 656 - Network Security (3 credits)
- SWE 619 - Object-Oriented Software Specification and Construction (3 credits)
- SWE 621 - Software Modeling and Architectural Design (3 credits)
- SWE 637 - Software Testing (3 credits)
- SWE 645 - Component-Based Software Development (3 credits)
- SWE 681 - Secure Software Design and Programming (3 credits)
Students who enroll in a certificate program will receive state-of-the art scientific and practical information in cutting-edge areas. All courses are taught by our distinguished faculty with years of experience in their respective fields or research and practice. As graduate student at Mason you will have access to the vast resources of our library and the open lab facilities in the Volgenau School.
Graduate certificates may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.