Expand Your Software Engineering Skillset

No matter what your field of expertise, there is never been a better time to gain new software engineering skills. Having a firm grasp on the foundations and underlying principles of software development is a surefire way to stand out and elevate your career potential.

The Software Engineering Graduate Certificate at Regis is a 12 credit-hour program comprised of one required course and three electives chosen from the broader M.S. in Software Engineering degree program. As you experiment and learn within the proprietary Regis Cloud network environment, you will gain new skills in software architecture, design, implementation, testing and security.

Interested in earning your master's degree? All four courses earned as part of the graduate certificate program can be applied to the M.S. in Software Engineering degree.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Time Commitment
6-12 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

By the Numbers

Avg. salary for software developers*
Job growth rate for software developers through 2029*
Number of new software development jobs by 2029*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Software Developers

Program Details

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MSSE 600: Object-Oriented Software Engineering

Introduces the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge and the Unified Modeling Language used to communicate the design of object-oriented software systems.

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MSSE 635: Software Architecture and Design

Study the concepts, representation techniques, development methods and tools for architecture-centric software engineering, including domain-specific architectures and software connectors.

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MSSE 640: Software Quality and Testing

Introduces the software quality assurance process and the means to monitor, control and evaluate software quality through software testing techniques, tools and processes.

To apply to the Software Engineering Graduate Certificate program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience, or a bachelor's degree in a relevant computer science field
  • Resume
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Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $976 per credit hour
Total program credits: 12
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or visit our Office of Financial Aid on the web.

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The Software Engineering Graduate Certificate program is offered by the Computer and Cyber Sciences department in the Anderson College of Business and Computing.