Gain Comprehensive Knowledge in Modern Software Engineering

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Software Engineering is designed for professionals who want comprehensive knowledge in modern software engineering (e.g. software assurance, requirements, development, quality and test).
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Software Engineering (Graduate)

Program Overview

Regis University's graduate academic certificate in Software Engineering is a 12 credit-hour certificate that includes one required course (Object-Oriented Software Engineering) and three electives. The three electives may be chosen from any of the courses provided in the Software Engineering degree program.

Total Software Engineering Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

Program Requirements

Software Engineering Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

MSSE 600 Object-Oriented Software Engineering
Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following:
MSSE 610 Software Requirements and Processes
MSSE 620 Software Construction, Tools, Methods
MSSE 630 Software Design
MSSE 640 Software Quality and Test
MSSE 645 Software Configuration Management, Maintenance
MSSE 670 Java Software Development
MSSE 672  Advanced Java Software Development 
MSSE 674  Enterprise Java Software Development 
MSSE 676  Advanced Enterprise Java Software Development 
MSSE 680 C# Software Development 
MSSE 682  Enterprise C# Software Development 
MCT 620  Distributed Systems 
MCT 621  Artificial Intelligence 
MCT 622  Real-Time Systems 
MCT 623  Graphics Programming 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.


How to Apply

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A candidate for one of the academic certificate programs must possess the prerequisite skills for entry into one of the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) programs and the specific prerequisite skills/knowledge identified in each certificate program.

Regis University’s graduate academic certificates are designed for students who seek new career opportunities, are looking to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and to advance themselves educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science programs. These courses could eventually be included in a CC&IS graduate student's program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Academic graduate certificates from CC&IS require students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programming, computer networking and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas.

  • Complete the online certificate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essay
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Class Starts & Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 8W1, 2015 May 4, 2015 April 6, 2015
Summer 8W2, 2015 June 29, 2015 June 1, 2015
Fall 8W1, 2015 August 24, 2015 July 27, 2015
Fall 8W2, 2015 October 19, 2015 September 21, 2015
Spring 8W1, 2016 January 11, 2016 December 14, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $8,570 12 $710 $50
Online $8,570 12 $710 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.