A grant was awarded to UWF in January 2009 from Florida's Great Northwest to develop and deliver a new executive style online program for the Master of Science degree in Computer Science - Software Engineering specialization at the University of West Florida, to meet increasing workforce needs within Florida's Great Northwest.
Twenty-five students from within Florida's Great Northwest region likkely to enter the job market in Florida upon completion of their degree were selected for the first annual cohort which began February 19, 2009. A new cohort of 20 students will being each year in January.The 2010 cohort of Florida residents will receive 80% of their tuition through scholarship funding.
The Executive SE program is structured so that students complete their Master's of Science degree in Computer Science -- Software Engineering specialization within one calendar year. Students start in January and graduate in December by taking two courses during four 8-week terms and a project/internship during a fifth 12-week term. This format places a full-time educational load on students during this year. Laptop computers preloaded with all necessary software and be loaned to students.
Since information technology and software engineering are relevant to many domains, custom tracks for IT professionals in different domains have been developed as part of this new program. Students may choose an elective track with general software engineering courses, an elective track that focuses on databases systems in which students will earn a certificate in Database Systems in addition to the Master of Science degree in Computer Science-Software Engineering specialization,, or an elective track for IT professionals in health care in which students will earn a Certificate in Medical Informatics in addition to the Master of Science degree in Computer Science-Software Engineering specialization.
The deadline applications for the 2010 cohort is November 15, 2009.
Two day Preprogram Orientation - Pensacola, January 7-8, 2010
Term 1: January 11, 2010 - March 5, 2010
Term 2: March 15, 2010 - May 7,2010
Term 3: May 17, 2010 - July 9, 2010
Term 4: July 19, 2010 - September 10, 2010
Two day Project/Internship Orientation - Pensacola, September 16-17, 2010.
Term 5: Project/Internship: September 20, 2010 - December 10, 2010
Commencement Ceremony in Pensacola, December 11, 2010
CEN5990 Software Engineering Foundations:Java Programming (3 SH)
CEN5991 Software Engineering Foundations:Operating Systems and Networks (3 SH)
CEN6016 Software Engineering Process (4 SH)
CEN6095 Software Engineering Practice and Tools (4 SH)
COP5725 Database Systems (3 SH)
COT6931 Computer Science Project (6 SH)
Plus three electives in the Database Systems, general Software Engineering, or Medical Informatics track:
Database Systems (DB) Track. For Software Engineers with a desired emphasis in Database Systems:
CAP5771 Data Mining (3 SH)
COP5775 Database Administration (3 SH)
COT6727 Advanced Database Systems (3 SH)
General Software Engineering (SE) Track.
CEN6064 Software Design (3 SH)
CEN6070 Software Testing and Verification (3 SH)
COT5930 Seminar in Computer Science and Software Engineering (3 SH)
Medical Informatics (MI) Track. For professionals interested in IT in Healthcare:
HSA5197 Introduction to Medical Informatics (3 SH)
HSA5198 Electronic Clinical Record Systems (3 SH)
PHC5990 GIS Applications in Public Health (3 SH)
CEN5990 Software Engineering Foundations: Java Programming
COP5725 Database Systems
CEN5991 Software Engineering Foundations: Operating Systems and Networks
CEN6016 Software Engineering Process
CEN6095 Software Engineering Practice and Tools
CAP5771 Data Mining (DB elective)
CEN6064 Software Design (General SE elective)
HSA5198 Electronic Clinical Record Systems (MI elective)
COP5775 Database Administration (DB elective)
COP6727 Advanced Database Systems (DB elective)
CEN6070 Software Testing and Verification (General SE elective)
COT5930 Seminar in Computer Science and Software Engineering (General SE elective)
HSA5197 Introduction to Medical Informatics (MI elective)
PHC5990 GIS Applications in Public Health (MI elective)
COT6931 Computer Science Project
Please review the New Online Graduate Software Engineering Scholarships webpage for more information.