Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Software Architecture

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate 
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 14.0903

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 15-1133

About the Program

Software architecture is the primary carrier of system qualities, such as performance, reliability, modifiability, and security. Architecture helps ensure that a design approach will yield an acceptable system and holds the key to maintenance and sustainment efforts, ensures critical quality attributes, and holds every phase of a project together. An architect needs build comprehensive knowledge and skills and be prepared to fulfill extensive duties way beyond programming. This certificate equips software professionals with state-of-the-art practices for designing, analyzing, documenting, and implementing software architectures.

Admission Requirements

The certificate in Software Architecture accepts applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Please visit the College of Computing & Informatics website for more information on admission requirements.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, visit the College of Computing & Informatics website.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
SE 575Software Design3.0
SE 577Software Architecture3.0
Core electives6.0
Choose 2 from the following
Fundamentals of Databases
Web Services and Mobile Architectures
Software Reliability and Testing
Requirements Engineering and Management
Choose from the following or approved by the department
Distributed Systems Software
Human-Computer Interaction
Introduction to Data Analytics
Security Engineering
Open Source Software Engineering
Software Engineering Economics
Software Project Management
Total Credits15.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
SE 5753.0SE 5773.0
Core Elective3.0Core Elective3.0
 6 9
Total Credits 15
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