2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    May 20, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Software Engineering, M.S.

Learning Aims

  • Students will understand requirements elicitation, the specification of software architecture, and the organization of software systems.
  • Students will understand the appropriate implementation techniques from the front-end of a software system through to the back-end.
  • Students will understand software quality considerations such as best design practices, management considerations, software security, and testing.

Degree Requirements

The degree consists of 30 graduate credit hours, as follows:

Preparatory Courses

It is understood that all students starting the program have the equivalent of the following courses. Depending on the candidate's background, these courses may be waived without replacement. These courses do not count toward the 30 required credit hours.

Five Courses Satisfying the Following Requirements:

  • Three CS 750-level or above courses
  • At least one, but not more than two, approved graduate business (GB) course offered by the Sellinger School of Business and Management

Program of Study

A suggested course sequence is listed below. Students only interested in taking one course a semester complete the four courses of the first year in their first two years. An interactive webpage (www.cs.loyola.edu/gradcourse-guide/index.html), which shows the expected offerings of the required and elective courses, is available to help plan a course of study.

First Year

Fall Term

Spring Term

  • CS7xx Core Elective
  • Elective
Summer Term

  • Elective

Second Year