18 months
558 EUR/credit 11160 EUR/year
558 EUR/credit 11160 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Software Engineering offered by the College of Information Technology of United Arab Emirates University is designed to develop technical and managerial expertise in software engineering.


The Software Engineering program from United Arab Emirates University focuses on meeting the growing needs for software engineers. Students acquire solid foundations in theory and practice in software engineering, with in-depth exposure to the state-of-the-art in software development processes, methodologies, and tools. 

The program is designed to impart knowledge and develop the skills needed to meet current and future information technology needs of government and corporate organizations, as well as to prepare students for Ph.D. degree programs in IT and related areas. 

Program Objectives

  • Assume leadership roles to promote professional and organizational goals that address the needs of the community;
  • Uphold and apply the principles of professional and ethical responsibilities to the design, development, and deployment of computing artifacts;
  • Maintain professional competency in light of the advancements in the related disciplines, and develop professionally through continuing training and advanced education in response to changes in roles and responsibilities;
  • Contribute to the body of novel software products, services, and knowledge;
  • Collaborate professionally within or outside of their disciplines at national and international levels.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply software engineering knowledge to build robust, reliable, and maintainable software.
  • Design complex systems based on efficiency, cost and data availability.
  • Evaluate in depth the relative merits of software systems and artifacts at different levels of system architecture.
  • Analyze Critically emerging software models, techniques, and technologies.
  • Execute ethically project work or research that contribute significantly to Software Engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrate advanced oral and writing communication skills individually and collectively

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Emerging Trends in Information Technology
  • Management and Leadership in Information Technology
  • System Analysis, Modeling & Design
  • Software Construction
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in all undergraduate work;
  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research; and
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic exam or equivalent, for all disciplines delivered predominantly in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11160 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 558 EUR per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    11160 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 558 EUR per credit during 18 months.

2400 Fee per Credit Hour (AED) 


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