Gain hands-on experience through team-based and individual projects in this software engineering master's degrees while you further your understanding of the development and implementation of modern software systems.
The MS program comprises 36 semester credit hours, culminated by either a Capstone Project or Thesis. The program combines in-depth, contemporary skill building with theoretical concepts taught in courses. Courses focus on hands-on work that leverages individual and team skills. Students learn to bridge cutting edge work with the needs of the industry. Core courses include topics on software re-engineering, software modeling, and product line engineering, and ensure that graduates will possess both breadth and depth of knowledge in software engineering. The program provides students with the opportunity to tailor their program of study via technical electives and independent study.
Program facilities equipment
The department provides a variety of facilities where students collaborate on projects, polish their skills, and consult with faculty. Outfitted with the latest hardware and software technology, our facilities reflect our commitment to teamwork, interactive learning, and professional education. From the team rooms to the Collaboration Lab, our facilities are designed to support students and mimic a real-world software development environment.
Program job titles reported
Adjunct Faculty Member; Analyst; Application Engineer; Embedded Software Engineer; Flight Software Engineer; iOS App Developer; iOS Developer; Software Developer; Software Engineer; Software QA Engineer
Select program hiring partners
Adobe Systems, Altair Engineering, Inc., Amplify Education, Ashergroup, Ayco a Goldman Sachs Company, Draft Kings, EagleDream Technologies, Freshop, Google, Honeywell, HubSpot, IBM, L3Harris, MathWorks, Microsoft, Point Payments, Retail Business Services, Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Software Engineering, SpaceX, Vivial Media LLC
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What’s different about RIT’s engineering education? It’s the opportunity to complete engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MS in software engineering.