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Software Engineering Certificate of Graduate Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The COGS in Software Engineering is appropriate for computer scientists or computer engineers who already have a good understanding of software programming and who now want to gain new skills in the full life cycle of software development. Prospective students may be recent graduates holding a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field or be more experienced professionals seeking to enhance their current skill set.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Software Engineering is designed to offer students the opportunity of a specialized study to provide students with experience in key courses of this discipline at the graduate level.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Software Engineering 12 s.h.

Students seeking this COGS will be required to take 1 required course and 3 restricted electives. This COGS is “stackable.” That is, all of the courses count for the MS in Computer Science. All courses are 3 semester hours.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 3 S.H.
CS 04524 Agile Software Engineering 3
Elective Courses: 9 S.H.
CS 02530 Advanced Database Systems: Theory and Programming 3
CS 02630 Advanced Topics in Database Systems 3
CS 04515 Embedded Systems Programming 3
CS 04548 Programming Languages: Theory, Implementation & Application 3
CS 04580 Human Centered Computing 3
CS 04563 Concurrent Programming - Theory and Practice 3
CS 04623 Advanced Software Engineering 3
CS 04670 Advanced Object-Oriented Design 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives (including motivation for applying to the program)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of official GRE test results is highly recommended
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