Software Engineering Graduate Certificate

In this graduate certificate program you will study, design, develop, implement and support computer-based information systems. 

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering?

The graduate certificate in software engineering covers the study, design, development, implementation and support of computer-based information systems. The certificate is valuable preparation for students seeking career advancement in the high-tech work environment or preparing to enter the high-tech workforce. The program is intended for students who have a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems or a related field, who will enter the program for advanced studies. However, the program may also interest you if:

  • You do not have a bachelor’s degree in information technology but currently work in the IT field and seek additional academic background for professional growth.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than IT and want to prepare yourself for careers in this field.

The certificate course of study can be completed as a stand-alone graduate certificate. Credits also may be applied toward the M.S. degree program in applied information technology

Certificate Requirements

  • AIT 600: Information Technology Infrastructure
  • AIT 624: Software Engineering Fundamentals
  • AIT 641: Software Requirements Engineering
  • AIT 642: Software Testing and Maintenance
  • AIT 725: Case Studies in Software Engineering

View certificate requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

View admission requirements and deadlines to apply to the program. They are the same as those for the applied information technology master’s program.


If you have questions about the program, contact Michelle Bowman,
Program Coordinator, by phone 410-704-4309 or email .

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Contact Information

Program Director

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Cheryl T. Brown
7800 York Road (YR)
Room 444

Program Coordinator

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Michelle Bowman
7800 York Road
Room 206C
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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