Studying Software Engineering and Database Technologies

Information forms the backbone of nearly every modern enterprise. The ability to manipulate this information, using software, is a driving factor in the success of modern enterprises. Regis University’s Master of Science in Software Engineering and Database Technologies degree enables students to expertly design and develop software and database solutions in the challenging and ever-changing international information technology industry. This degree is a joint, online technology degree program offered in conjunction with the National University of Ireland, Galway.
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M.S. Software Engineering & Database Technologies

Degree Overview

Regis University's College of Computer & Information Sciences and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI) have developed a truly international online educational experience designed to help you:

  • Craft your knowledge of software engineering and database design, development, and administration in a global environment.
  • Learn from international experts about artificial intelligence, real-time systems, software quality and test, database performance tuning, and PL/SQL programming.
  • Cultivate research and development skills.

As a graduate of the M.S. in Software Engineering and Database Technologies program, you will be equipped with the necessary professional skills, conceptual frameworks, methods, technologies, and hands-on experience in software development, database design, development, and administration to add value to the current needs in the global marketplace and to advance your career.  

Please see the Program of Study Diagram for the Masters in Software Engineering and Database Technologies degree to learn more.

Total Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

  • Core course requirements: 18 credit hours
  • Electives: 12 credit hours (6 credit hours in software engineering, 6 in database technologies)
  • Degree completion requirements: 6 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Degree Requirements (18 credit hours)
MCT 609 Fundamentals of Programming
MCT 610 Software Engineering
MCT 611 Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
MCT 613  Database Architecture 
MCT 614  Database Concepts
MCT 615 Oracle® Database Administration
Database Technologies Electives (6 credit hours)
Select 2 classes from the following:
MCT 616 Middleware Architectures and Database Applications
MCT 627 Database Technologies and Service Oriented Architecture
MCT 629 Database Backup and Recovery
MCT 630 Database Performance Tuning
MCT 631 PL/SQL Programming
Software Engineering Electives (6 credit hours)
Select 2 classes from the following:
MCT 618 Object-Oriented Design
MCT 619 Object-Oriented Programming
MCT 620 Distributed Systems
MCT 621 Artificial Intelligence
MCT 622 Real-Time Systems
MCT 623 Graphics Programming
MCT 628 Software Quality and Test
Degree Completion Requirements (6 credit hours)
Students may choose between a thesis or practicum for their degree completion.
Thesis - take the following 2 classes:
MCT 624  Thesis Fundamentals 
MCT 626  Thesis 
Practicum - take the following 2 classes: 
MCT 692  Database Practicum I 
MCT 696  Database Practicum II 
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 36 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Admission Criteria

The Master of Science in Software Engineering and Database Technologies degree requires students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programming, computer networking and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas. Not all supplemental courses must be completed prior to applying to the program, but must be completed prior to enrolling in core courses.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. If official transcripts are not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcripts are received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcripts from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Two years of work experience (does not have to be computer related)
  • Current resume
  • Faculty interview
  • Required admission essay
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
Fall 8W1, 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014
Fall 8W2, 2014 October 20, 2014 September 22, 2014
Spring 8W1, 2015 January 5, 2015 December 8, 2014
Spring 8W2, 2015 March 2, 2015 February 2, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Online $25,275 36 $700 $75

Please note: Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.