The MS in Software Engineering encompasses all the key aspects of large-scale software development specifying requirements, designing, building, testing, enhancing, and maintaining software systems and applications. Students also learn project management and get hands-on experience working on a team project.

Degree requirements: 33 credits

6 Core

  • CS 673 Software Design & Production Methodology
  • CS 683 Software Project Management
  • CS 684 Software Testing & Quality Assurance
  • CS 685 Software Architecture
  • CS 686 Software Project– Practice & Experience
  • IS 676 Requirements Engineering

5 Electives

Selected from an approved list

Real world & research opportunities

There are abundant co-op and internship opportunities exploring cutting-edge science and technology. Students also have opportunities to get involved in groundbreaking research with NJIT faculty in all areas of computing.

Financial aid

Student Financial Aid Services helps provide NJIT students with every opportunity to obtain funding to support their educational costs. To apply for financial aid please visit: njit.edu/financialaid/

Opportunities for employment

According to the US Department of Labor, two of the top 10 fastest growing and high paying occupations projected through 2016 are computer software engineers, applications (rank #5) and computer software engineers, system software (rank #8). Combining these categories makes Software Engineering the number one fastest growing occupation.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows computer software engineering to be one of the main growth occupations. According to the handbook:

  • software engineering is projected to be one of the fastest-growing occupations, adding the newest jobs over the period 2006-2016;
  • employment of software engineers will increase by 38% over 2006-2016;
  • about 324,000 new software engineering jobs will be created during 2006-2016.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to have:

  • An undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • GRE scores (Verbal 143, Quantitative 151, Analytical 4.0) for all foreign degree holders.
  • TOEFL scores (minimum of 79) for all visa holders.

Applicants not satisfying these criteria will be considered for conditional admission on a case-by-case basis and may be required to complete a bridge program outlined in their acceptance letter

Program taught in:
  • English

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