Computer Engineering Track
The Master of Science in Software Engineering objectives are: 1) to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of software development in the framework of a software engineering process and 2) to insure our graduates can apply their classroom knowledge in the real-world where they would normally be part of a software development team.† These objectives are achieved through classes that cover all phases of the software development process and by augmenting classroom instruction with significant amounts of practical experience in using modern software tools and techniques in a team environment.††
The Master of Science in Software Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is offered through two separate tracks.† The MSSE Computer Engineering Track is offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering through the College of Engineering. The MSSE Computer Science track is offered by the Computer Science Department through the College of Science.
Admission Requirements for MSSE in Computer Engineering Track
For unconditional admission to the MSSE, the requiremnets are:
1. A Bachelorís degree from an ABET or CSAB accredited program with a minimum of 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale.
2. 5 or more years of related work experience, having passed FE exam, or† combined GRE score of 1700 (for GRE tests taken after October 1, 2002 the score on the analytical portion is obtained by taking 100 times [raw score +2]).
3. For international students, a TOEFL score of 600 (213 computer-based test).
4. Conditional admission may be granted to individuals who fail to meet one or more requirements for unconditional admission.
An applicant is expected to demonstrate knowledge at the undergraduate level in:
Programming in C, C++, or Java†
Algorithm Design and Analysis†
Experience in the development of a large scale software system is highly desirable.
CS Core ( 12 hours)
1. CS650 Software Engineering
2. One course from each of the following three areas (a total of 3 courses)
Area 1: Formal Methods
CS 617 algorithms
CS655 formal methods
Area 2: Software Engineering and Design
CS 652 Object Oriented analysis and design
CS 551 software modeling
CS 552 analysis and design patterns
Area 3: Software Applications:
CS 553 client server arch
CS 658 software process and product improvement
CS656 software testing
3. CM601, EE691, EE692 (3 hours)
4. Software Design Studio I and II (CPE 656, CPE 658), (6 hours)
5. Four courses selected from (12 hours)
CPE 538 Real time and embedded systems
CPE 536 Operating system internals
CPE 512 Parallel processing
CPE 548 Introduction to networks
CPE 549 Introduction to Information Assurance Engineering
CPE 628 Testing of hardware systems
CPE 631 Advanced architecture
CPE 633 Fault tolerant computing
CPE 645 Computer Network Security
CPE 647 Ubiquitous Computing
CPE 648 Advanced networks
CPE 649 Advanced Information Assurance Engineering
CPE 661 Code optimization
CPE 726 Algorithms for VLSI design
CPE 731 Distributed shared memory, and
CPE 748 Wireless Networks.
CS Core ( 9 hours)
1. CS650 Software Engineering (3 hours)
2. One course taken from any two of the three CS areas identified in the non-thesis option (6 hours)
3. Three additional CPE electives from CPE (9 hours)
4. Software Engineering Studio I and II† (6 hours)
5. At least 6 hours of Masters Thesis