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Software Engineering MEng

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or a graduate diploma in Software Engineering with very high standing. Applicants holding an undergraduate degree with very high standing in another discipline such as engineering, science, computer science or mathematics must have at least two years of experience in IT or related industry.

Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. Admission to the program is competitive and only applicants with high academic standing will be considered. The graduate studies committee, in consultation with the department, is responsible for recommending on all applications for admission.

Note: Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate diploma in Software Engineering must take COMP 5541, SOEN 341 and SOEN 390 in addition to the other requirements for the program.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

16 credits – Core Courses

COMP 6481 - Programming and Problem Solving (4 credits)
SOEN 6431 - Software Comprehension and Maintenance (4 credits)
SOEN 6441 - Advanced Programming Practices (4 credits)
SOEN 6461 - Software Design Methodologies (4 credits)

20 credits minimum – Chosen from

Topic Areas C08 through C13.

Remaining credits – Chosen from

Topic Areas C01 through C13, and C16
SOEN 6971 - Project and Report I (4 credits)
COMP 6961 - Graduate Seminar in Computer Science (1 credit)
ENCS 6931 - Industrial Stage and Training (9 credits)

Programming Competency: The programming competency of students is assessed on the basis of computer-based tests, administered in the core course COMP 6481.

Program of Study. The student, in consultation with faculty, must plan an individual program of study approved by the department graduate studies committee.

Credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases.

Completion. Normally a full-time student will require six terms to complete the degree requirements.

Transfer Credits. A student may be granted credit for, in general, not more than 12 credits taken in approved graduate studies prior to his or her entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credit must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission.

Cross-Registration. A student in the program wishing to take courses under the cross-registration scheme outlined in the graduate calendar must first obtain permission of the graduate program director.

Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limit requirements.

Projects. Students may choose to do a project as part of their program. They do so by registering for SOEN 6971. Students may also choose to extend their project work from SOEN 6971 by registering for SOEN 6981.

SOEN 6971 Project and Report I (4 credits). The purpose of the project report is to provide students in the MEng (Software Engineering) program with an opportunity to carry out independent project work and to present it in an acceptable form.

SOEN 6981 Project and Report II (4 credits)
Prerequisite: SOEN 6971.
Same course description as SOEN 6971.
Note: Students who have received credit for ENCS 6931 may not take this course for credit.

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