Computer Systems Engineering with Concentration in Software Design Engineering, MSCSE

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours must be earned toward completion of the Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering degree. A minimum grade-point average of 3.000 is required in all courses applied toward the degree.

The program does not accept any transfer credit. All 32 credits must be completed from the IS and CSYE program course work specified.

Graduate Certificate Options

Students who are officially accepted into a graduate degree program in the College of Engineering may apply to pursue one of the following graduate engineering certificates in addition to the MS or PhD. Please visit the links below for additional information about each graduate engineering certificate program, related requirements, and how to apply.

Chemical Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering

Energy Systems

Engineering Management

Industrial Engineering

Telecommunication Systems Management

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Computer Systems Engineering with a concentration in Software Design Engineering with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a master's degree in Computer Systems Engineering with a concentration in Software Design Engineering in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate 
in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The program requires fulfillment of the16 semester-hour-curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 32 semester hour degree and certificate will require 16 hours of advisor-approved Software Design Engineering technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

General Requirements

Complete the following: 

CSYE 6200Concepts of Object-Oriented Design4
CSYE 6220Enterprise Software Design4


Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 24 semester hours from the following subject areas:24
INFO (INFO 6250 excluded), CSYE

Thesis Option

CSYE 7990Thesis8
Complete 16 semester hours from the following subject areas: 16
INFO (except INFO 6250), CSYE

Certificate Option 

Students completing this option receive a Graduate Certificate in addition to the master’s degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding the certificate options.

Required Course Work
Complete 16 semester hours of graduate certificate course work.16
Complete 8 semester hours from the following subject areas:8
INFO (except INFO 6250), CSYE

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required