Studying Software Engineering and Database Technologies
Information forms the backbone of nearly every modern enterprise. The ability to manipulate this information, using software, is a driving factor in the success of modern enterprises. Regis University’s Master of Science in Software Engineering and Database Technologies degree enables students to expertly design and develop software and database solutions in the challenging and ever-changing international information technology industry. This degree is a joint, online technology degree program offered in conjunction with the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Software Engineering & Database Technologies
Regis University's College of Computer & Information Sciences and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI) have developed a truly international online educational experience designed to help you:
- Craft your knowledge of software engineering and database design, development, and administration in a global environment.
- Learn from international experts about artificial intelligence, real-time systems, software quality and test, database performance tuning, and PL/SQL programming.
- Cultivate research and development skills.
As a graduate of the M.S. in Software Engineering and Database Technologies program, you will be equipped with the necessary professional skills, conceptual frameworks, methods, technologies, and hands-on experience in software development, database design, development, and administration to add value to the current needs in the global marketplace and to advance your career.
Please see the Program of Study Diagram for the Masters in Software Engineering and Database Technologies degree to learn more.
Total Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours
- Core course requirements: 18 credit hours
- Electives: 12 credit hours (6 credit hours in software engineering, 6 in database technologies)
- Degree completion requirements: 6 credit hours
Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.
What class formats are available?
Software Engineering courses are offered online and in the classroom. The convenience of online software engineering courses let you work and attend school at the same time, working toward your degree without sacrificing your paycheck.
When do Software Engineering classes start at Regis University?
Courses are offered in eight-week terms that begin in:
|Degree Requirements (18 credit hours)
||Fundamentals of Programming
||Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
||Introduction to NoSQL Databases
|Oracle® Database Administration
|Database Technologies Electives (6 credit hours)
Select two electives from the following courses:
||Database Technologies and Service Oriented Architecture
||Database Backup and Recovery
||Database Performance Tuning
||NoSQL Database Concepts using Cassandra
||NoSQL Database Concepts using Mongo DB
||NoSQL Database Concepts with Neo4J
|Software Engineering Electives (6 credit hours)
Select two electives from the following courses:
||Software Quality and Test
|Degree Completion Requirements (6 credit hours)
|Thesis (NUI Students Only)
|Or Practicum (Regis Students Only):
||Database Practicum I
||Database Practicum II
|Total Degree Requirements = 36 credit hours
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.
To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.
How to Apply
Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.
The Master of Science in Software Engineering and Database Technologies degree requires students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programming, computer networking and systems analysis and design. Three or more years of relevant work experience OR a bachelor’s degree within the past two years in a relevant computer information sciences field is required.
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.
Materials Needed for Application and Admission
All completed applications for admissions will be reviewed. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is recommended. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 and/or those applicant who do not meet the work experience requirement will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to take one 500-level foundational course (3 credits) prior to beginning their 600-level graduate program coursework. A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in the 500-level foundational course to continue progressing through the 600-level graduate program coursework.
It is recommended that applications are submitted one month in advance of desired start date to ensure adequate processing time and optimize class availability options. Completed applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.
Your application file, including all required documents, must be completed to be considered for admission. Keep in mind that classes can reach capacity, so you are encouraged to apply now for admission consideration.
All completed application materials should be submitted at least six to eight weeks in advance of your intended start date. It takes longer to process international applications. Visit the academic calendar here.
Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the M.S. in Software Engineering Database Technologies program.