This graduate certificate program provides knowledge, tools, and techniques to those who are working in or planning 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.
The graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.
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||3|
|SWE 510||Object-Oriented Programming in Java||3|
|INFS 515||Computer Organization Course and Operating Systems||3|
|INFS 519||Program Design and Data Structures||3|
Students not enrolled in a graduate degree program at Mason should apply for the certificate program through the Office of Graduate Admission. Students already enrolled in a Mason graduate degree program should apply to the department for admission into the certificate program. Admission to the certificate program does not guarantee admission to any MS program.
Students must complete four courses with an average grade of B or higher for a total of 12 credits of graduate study.
Total credits: 12
|SWE 622||Distributed Software Engineering||3|
|SWE 632||User Interface Design and Development||3|
|SWE 642||Software Engineering for the World Wide Web||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Object-Oriented Software Specification and Construction|
|Software Modeling and Architectural Design|
|Component-Based Software Development|
|Secure Software Design and Programming|