New Executive Master’s in Software Engineering

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science has created an Executive Master's in Software Engineering. The degree provides practical, professional education to full-time software employees in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The program aims to equip students with the skills necessary to pursue positions of increasing professional responsibility throughout their careers.

A market survey completed by the UT Dallas Department of Computer Science suggests that there is a strong demand for a master’s degree in software engineering offered in an executive format, explained Dr. Rym Z. Wenkstern, director of the new program. “This program will be only one of a few in the nation offered by a public university and will serve the needs of working professionals seeking academic experiences that integrate with their demanding schedules and is applicable to their workplaces.”

The academic quality of the program is monitored by an executive committee consisting of full-time University faculty. Professional best practices are ensured by the advice of an advisory board drawn from leaders in the field of software engineering.

The 20-month program begins each September with classes meeting one Friday and two Saturdays each month from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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