Accelerated Master's in Software Engineering

California State University, Fullerton

Program Schedule

The Accelerated Master of Science in Software Engineering is a four-semester, on-campus degree program. The program consists of 30 units (10 courses) that are completed over 17 months. Students are grouped into a cohort that follows the same class schedule throughout the program.

The program curriculum is designed with the following learning goals: comprehension of software standards, implementation and management of software process, assessment/appraisal of software process, management of legal and ethical issues, collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving, research and communication.

Core Courses

CPSC 541: Systems and Software Standards and Requirements

CPSC 543: Software Maintenance

CPSC 544: Advanced Software Process

CPSC 545: Software Design and Architecture

Software Process Evaluation Courses

CPSC 542: Software Verification and Validation

CPSC 547: Software Measurement

Software Engineering Management Courses

CPSC 546: Modern Software Management

CPSC 548: Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues for Software Engineers

Capstone Experience

CPSC 597 I: Graduate Project in Computer Science

CPSC 597 II: Graduate Project in Computer Science

- All courses are three units. -

Schedule by Semester

(First Term)

Spring Semester

9 Units

Courses: CPSC 541, CPSC 545, CPSC 597(I)

(Second Term)

Summer Session

3 Units

Courses: CPSC 546

(Third Term)


12 Units

Courses: CPSC 542, CPSC 543, CPSC 544, CPSC 548

(Last Term)

Spring Semester

6 Units

Courses: CPSC 547, CPSC 597 (II)

AMSE alum Kaushik Bhalerao

“I have been able to put all my coursework into practice and learned a lot through the OPT program, including project development and cloud infrastructure.”

- Kaushik Bhalerao, AMSE alum

What’s your next step?

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What's your next step - Webinar

Learn more about whether an advanced degree in software engineering is right for you at an upcoming webinar.


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