The focus of the MSE program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is to teach the advanced state-of-the-art technologies in software development with hands-on experience, and to apply the knowledge to some challenging real-world problems. The program will guide the students to acquire both technical skills and software project management skills that are required to lead and to carry out software development projects.
The MSE program is slightly different from the traditional Masters program in Computer Science. It specializes in software engineering theory and practice. It includes a limited subset of applications such as Databases and Computer Networks.
Graduates with a MSE degree are prepared to:
- design and analyze software systems
- efficiently conduct quality assurance
- be project leaders
- prepare cost estimations and feasibility analysis for software projects
- conduct testing and verification
Graduates are employed as:
- software engineers
- software designers
- software developers
- testing engineers
- quality assurance personnel