Tuition & funding
The Master of Software Engineering expands students' knowledge and research capabilities in specific areas of software engineering. Software engineers apply engineering principles and practices to design, test, operate and maintain computer software. The MASc program should appeal to students with an undergraduate degree in software engineering or computer science as well as students of related disciplines, such as computer engineering who wish to further their knowledge in a specific area of software engineering. It is ideal for IT professionals who wish to gain a solid education in software engineering at the theoretical and practical levels. The MASc in software engineering consists of coursework and research, culminating in the presentation of a thesis. Graduates can pursue their training at the Doctoral level (PhD), the department’s highest degree, and attain the greatest possible expertise in their chosen fields.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Computer Science and Software Engineering Courses page for course descriptions and prerequisites.
credits of coursework with a minimum of 8 credits chosen from the following Topic Areas:
C08 - Developments in Software Engineering C09 - Software Development C10 - Software Architecture and Design C11 - Software Maintenance and Quality C12 - Software Development Processes and Management
C12 - Software Development Processes and Management C13 - Software Engineering
Any remaining credits may be chosen from any of the following Topic Areas:
C01 - Developments in Computer Science C02 - Parallel and Distributed Systems C03 - Image Processing/Pattern Recognition and Graphics C04 - Software Systems and Languages
C05 - Information Processing and Management
C06 - Scientific Computation and Algorithms C07 - Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Communication
C16 - Cognate Disciplines
A maximum of 4 credits can be chosen from the following courses: COMP 6281, COMP 6311, COMP 6331, COMP 6341, COMP 6371, COMP 6731, COMP 6771, COMP 6421, COMP 6741, COMP 6791. The student’s study program must be approved by the supervisor(s) and either the Graduate Program Director or the Department Chai
• SOEN 7941 Master’s Research and Thesis (29.00)
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident
June 1 (all applicants)
October 1 (all applicants)
February 1 (all applicants)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.
The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.
Apply your professional experiences and broaden your understanding of advanced software engineering and other technological concepts. Train to work on all aspects of the software product life cycle through coursework.
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
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