|2004-2005 UAF Catalog|
College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits
Software engineering is defined as "the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation and maintenance of software” (IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology).
Graduates of the UAF M.S.E. program will be prepared to develop high-quality software products which meet required deadlines within budget constraints, understand complex software-intensive systems and to participate in their development and application while adopting different process roles. Those roles include software architecture, software design, software construction, software test and software project management.
The UAF software engineering program is based on recommendations from Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute and standardization efforts such as the international SWEBOK (Software Engineering Body of Knowledge). Local, national and international employment opportunities for software engineers continue to be numerous.
Note: Each student must take and pass a comprehensive examination covering material from all of the required courses listed in item 4 above. CS 670/SWE 670Computer Science for Software Engineers is required as a deficiency course for students without B.S. in computer science.