University of West Florida – Online Campus
Address: 11000 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514-5750 United States
Web site: unknown
Review: College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science, M.S.
Degree Offered: M.S., Computer Science, specialization: Software Engineering Format: Online
Program Description: The Computer Science Department offers Software Engineering (SE) as an online graduate specialization. Students entering the SE specialization may have an undergraduate degree in a computing related field but may also come from another discipline. A graduate of this specialization will be prepared to plan, configure, implement and maintain computing systems. While he/she will have significant programming skills, he/she will focus more on the whole life cycle including communication with users, developing requirements, testing and deploying systems, and managing the whole Software Engineering process. He/she may also be deeply familiar with a specific problem domain (e.g. medical software, chemistry, data acquisition systems, computer games, etc.) and with the software development issues associated with that domain. Numerous local and regional companies and governmental agencies employ computer science students in cooperative education programs (co-op). This flexible program consists of a small core that includes 8 hours of courses in Software Engineering process, practice, and tools, 18 hours of major related electives, and 6 hours of computer science project or thesis. Representative electives include Software Design, Software Testing and Verification, Advanced Database Systems, Data Mining, and Advanced Topics in Computer Science and Engineering. The Department annually awards several scholarships, fellowships, and out-of-state tuition waivers to new and returning students. The department also has limited opportunities for teaching/research assistantships for new and returning students. Accreditation: The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association.
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999