The Master of Software Engineering (MSWE) was developed to provide a basic foundation in technical concepts and design techniques as well as management and teamwork approaches. The mission of the program is to prepare students to develop software products and services for industry and government in a cost-effective manner. The emphasis of the program is on implementing software engineering projects within cost and schedule by applying proven and innovative practices that overcome the shortcomings of the current paradigm.
Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and certified by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland.