M.Sc. On Campus

Software Engineering and Information Technology

12 months
21258 USD/year
21258 USD/year
15948 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Software Engineering and Information Technology program at Oakland University qualifies you for high-level jobs in software engineering and IT. You’ll acquire advanced skills that are in heavy demand in nearly every industry, positioning you to lead software engineering projects and manage IT teams.


Software Engineering and Information Technology: The Oakland University Advantage

Our location in Southeast Michigan’s diverse, dynamic industrial complex creates an ideal environment for a master’s degree in software engineering and IT. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with and learn from tech innovators in multiple sectors, from automotive to health care, manufacturing, energy, artificial intelligence and more.

In addition, the Software Engineering and Information Technology program at Oakland University enables you to:

  • Prepare for leadership roles. You’ll develop a big-picture perspective that equips you for supervisory and management jobs. In addition to cultivating advanced technical expertise, our software engineering and IT master’s degree helps you strengthen your organizational, decision-making and communication skills.
  • Engage in advanced research. The master’s degree in software engineering and IT includes an optional research track, which you can use to prepare for doctoral studies or new professional opportunities. Oakland University has active research partnerships that are developing groundbreaking applications in cybersecurity, embedded systems, autonomous vehicles, biomedical devices and other technologies.
  • Work in world-class labs. The School of Engineering and Computer Science maintains state-of-the-art labs outfitted with industry-caliber tools for software engineering and information technology. You can work in specialized facilities such as the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Laboratory, Chrysler Controls and Robotics Lab, Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation, Broadband Wireless Communication Lab and Center for Cybersecurity.
  • Build relationships with nationally recognized experts. Oakland’s faculty and industry partners include technology pioneers at the forefront of the software engineering and IT profession. You’ll learn from and work alongside innovators who are moving the discipline forward.
  • Belong to a diverse community. Oakland University’s faculty and students come from all over the world. That’s especially true in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Our multicultural community mirrors the global workforce in software engineering and information technology.

What Can You Do With a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering and IT?

Every industry relies on advanced information technology and robust software, so career opportunities in this field are extensive. Our master’s degree program prepares you for IT and software engineering careers in fast-growing industries such as:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Mobile applications
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics
  • Visual computing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software Project Planning, Management and Maintenance
  • Database Systems
  • Software Modeling
  • Mobile and Smart Phone Application Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two recommendations
  • Official scores from the GRE if you graduated from an institution not accredited by a regional accrediting agency of the USA
  • Bachelor of Science in computer science, information technology, software engineering, computer engineering, or equivalent. Applicants from other disciplines would be considered after successfully completing appropriate prerequisite courses
  • GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree
  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    21258 USD/year
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  • National

    21258 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21258 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15948 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15948 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Rochester Hills

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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