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Systems Engineering
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


You can learn the design, development, and deployment of complex IT systems by earning a certificate in systems engineering at University of Maryland Global Campus. This program helps you gain the skills you need to apply traditional and modern lifecycle models, techniques, and tools in the specification, design, development, and deployment of complex systems.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, SYSE 610)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 620)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 630)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 640)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 660)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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IT: Software Engineering
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online master’s degree in information technology with a software engineering specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus provides you with advanced software methodology, design, and coding skills. Learn aspect-oriented programming, object-oriented programming, and principles and techniques so that you can lead a successful software development team. You'll also gain hands-on experience and develop expertise in implementing large software engineering projects.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, SWEN 603)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 646)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 656)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 645)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 647)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 651)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 661)

  • (3 Credits, SWEN 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help professional programmers prepare for work in implementation of large software engineering projects.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

The software engineering specialization is designed for students with a degree and/or professional experience in software development and programming languages. If you have not had any recent programming coursework or have experience in old programming languages such as COBOL or RPG, you are strongly encouraged to take
(0 Credits, UCSP 635) and
(0 Credits, UCSP 636) before taking any SWEN courses. We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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IT: Systems Engineering
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Designed for midcareer professionals with a technical background, the online master’s degree in information technology with a systems engineering specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus will help you apply traditional and modern life-cycle models, techniques, and tools to the specification, design, development, and deployment of complex systems. Study a variety of cases across different application domains to learn a wide scope of systems concepts.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, SYSE 610)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 620)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 625)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 630)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 640)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 650)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 660)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, SYSE 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in systems engineering theory and practice.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have a professional or educational background in a technical discipline, such as engineering or computer science. We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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