The Software Engineering degree is offered by Harvard University.
Key learning outcomes:
Through the degree program in software engineering you:
- Develop an understanding of current technologies, such as databases, communication protocols, cloud computing, and web frameworks and their application.
- Gain the ability to specify, design, implement, analyze, and improve software solutions from a wide variety of domains.
- Learn how to adapt to new and emerging technologies.
This degree includes nine courses and a thesis or 11 courses and a capstone, with at lease one course taken on campus.
- Get started. You begin by completing three admission courses from the program curriculum. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
- Apply to the program. While you are completing your third admission course, you submit your application. We have application periods in the fall, spring, and summer.
- Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you take at least one course on campus as part of your degree. Short, intensive on-campus options are available.
- Complete a thesis or capstone. If you choose the thesis track, you work independently with a thesis director to conduct in-depth research on a software engineering topic relevant to your professional plans. You'll emerge with a solid understanding of how research is executed and communicated, producing publishable quality results. For the capstone track, you work in teams in a classroom setting to define an architectural model and a project plan, then implement a system.
- Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in extension studies, field: Software Engineering.
Including the courses you take for admission, you complete the following to earn the degree:
- One theoretical foundations course
- One data communications course
- One cloud computing course
- One systems programming course
- One software design course
- Four software engineering electives
- A master’s thesis
- One web application development course
- Five software engineering electives
- A capstone course
Many courses can be taken online, but the degree requires a Harvard campus experience. You come to Cambridge for at least one course, which gives you access to faculty, campus resources, and the academic community.
For more information please visit the program website.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesGeneral Engineering & Technology Computer Sciences Software Engineering View 1866 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United States
o begin the admission process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following two, graduate-level degree courses (available online):
- 1 theoretical foundations course
- 1 systems programming course or one application development for the web course
The two courses don't need to be taken in a particular order or in the same semester, but each course must be completed with a grade of B or higher, without letting your overall Harvard cumulative GPA dip below 3.0.
Before you enroll in any degree-applicable courses, you must possess a four-year regionally accredited US bachelor's degree. You cannot already have or be in the process of earning a master's degree in Software Engineering or a related field. Foreign bachelor’s degrees must be evaluated, and the Admissions Office makes final determinations about eligibility.
International37200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
National37200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
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