MSSE Software Systems Engineering

Specialization Overview

The Software Systems Engineering specialization provides current and future software professionals with the essential skills and real-world knowledge to succeed in the software engineering field. It offers an education in the fundamentals of software engineering and an in-depth exposure to the latest technologies and trends in software development processes, methodologies, and tools. Teamwork is emphasized throughout the curriculum to provide students with essential preparation for working in industry.

The specialization covers the software development life-cycle models, object-oriented analysis and design, design patterns, frameworks, software architecture, and software project management. It also provides coverage of the quantitative aspects of software engineering, including software metrics, software quality, software costs, and software reliability.

Required Specialization Core (6 units, take both of the following classes)

  • CMPE 285 Software Engineering Processes
  • CMPE 287 Software Quality Assurance and Testing

Specialization Choice (3 units, take one of the following classes)