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Software Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #561 (QS) Online
The online Master's Degree in Software Engineering, Drexel University Online is designed to address the rapid rise in demand for software engineering professionals with a specialization in Information Science and Technology and Computer Science, by offering online degrees and courses that provide students with the skills employer's desire.


Drexel’s Master’s program in Software Engineering utilizes a multidisciplinary curriculum that provides an understanding of the latest technologies and tools, and encompasses the behavioral, managerial and technical aspects of software engineering. The online Master’s in Software Engineering is designed specifically for working professionals interested in a range of application domains that prepare students for key roles in industry, government agencies, academia and other institutions.

The Information Science and Technology track supports students interested in applying software engineering to information systems problems in commercial organizations and other settings. The track's principle focus is the process by which user and system requirements are converted into cost-effective, maintainable software systems. This focus is complemented by a concern for defining, creating, understanding, and evaluating the full range of software life cycle products. The track places particular emphasis on systems values, such as the human-computer interface, front-end user requirements analysis, modeling and validation, and the use of off-the-shelf tools and components to assist in software processes.

Online Software Engineering Degree Features:

  • Rigorous software engineering courses designed for educated professionals interested in improving their careers in computer science with the option to diversify students’ expertise with additional courses offered by Drexel's College of Information Science and Technology, Computer Science and Engineering programs
  • An experienced faculty of accomplished software engineering professionals
  • A highly interactive e-learning methodology designed to challenge and engage students, while remaining convenient for working professionals

The online Master’s degree in Software Engineering draws on the diverse expertise of distinguished Drexel University faculty. The program’s flexible online e-Learning format continues Drexel University's tradition of leadership and excellence in educating engineers for successful careers since 1891.

Graduates of the software engineering program have found their graduate degrees from Drexel to be highly-valued and advantageous credentials that provide a useful and in-demand skill set. Many former students have advanced to be senior managers, executives or successful entrepreneurs of software engineering firms.

The program’s courses are organized in 10-week quarters. By breaking the year's academic work into shorter 10-week modules, the e-Learning format helps students stay focused and on track. It also adds convenience, so students can take a term off at any time without undermining their momentum toward a degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Software Design
  • Dependable Software Systems
  • Fundamentals of Computer Hardware
  • Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • Reqmts Engineering & Mgmt
  • Software Project Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Scores from the General Aptitude Test of the GRE
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • A 500 word essay on why you wish to pursue the program
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for International Students

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1265 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1265 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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