The Master of Software Engineering (MSE) degree program covers the application of engineering principles to the building of computer software. The field covers the theories, tools and methods for systematic representation, design, verification, development, production, validation and maintenance of software products including programs, prototypes, documentation, user interfaces, training and evaluation.
All courses needed for the degree are available online to students residing both in and out of the United States. International students interested in this program must contact the Department of Computing and Information Sciences for admission before taking classes. Students never need to come to campus for any course work.
Careers in Software Engineering
The techniques of software engineering are not only applicable to computer systems software, but also benefit software developed for all disciplines. Career opportunities include positions in:
- infrastructure systems
- manufacturing systems
- space exploration
- homeland security
- food supply systems
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Master of Software Engineering degree is offered through the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering. The department's undergraduate programs are accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB). CSAB is the lead society within the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for accreditation of programs in computer science, information systems, and software engineering, and is a cooperating society for accreditation of computer engineering.
International students whose native tongue is not English must have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 575. If submitting a TOEFL iBT score, students must have a minimum score of 79.