Computer Software Engineering (MS)

School of Engineering and Computing

Software companies in and around the U.S. are facing a challenge. They can’t find enough senior developers to fill jobs. With the Master of Science in Software Engineering, you will be able to take on that coveted senior role in a software development group and lead your team to success while earning high wages. Nationally, a master’s degree adds $10,000 or more to a developer’s annual income compared to those with a bachelor’s degree alone.

The program is adaptable for many: those already in the industry; Vermont Tech Software Engineering bachelor's students wanting an accelerated master's degree; and career changers wanting proficiency and knowledge without completing a second bachelor's degree. The program's format is designed to be accessible and flexible for both full-time students and working professionals. Take advantage of late-day and evening courses, our use of distance-education technologies, and flexible scheduling to complete the program at your own pace. Graduates are prepared to apply for Ph.D. programs and are well positioned to teach at the high school or college level.

A student with a Master of Science in Software Engineering will be able to:

  • Implement and analyze sophisticated algorithms and data structures
  • Analyze the artifacts created during the software development process
  • Know a range of distinct architectural styles, their appropriateness for problems, and possible organizational strategies for adoption
  • Choose, read, and evaluate academic and industry publications
  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

Careers in Computer Software Engineering

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
89%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Software Developers
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

1,114,000

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth for Software Developers, 2014-2024 (source BLS) National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2016 Median Pay (Software Developers) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
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  • Red Hat Software MISys Inc.
  • Green Mountain Software PieMatrix
  • Bionic IBM
  • Red River Vermont Technical College
  • CSL Software Solutions Inc Vermont Information Processing
  • State of Vermont Insurity
  • Marathon Health Aadco Medical
  • Union Street Media Mary Hitchcock Memorial
  • Systems & Software Union Mutual of Vermont
  • UTC Aerospace Systems Vertek
  • VPR
  • Associate Analyst Associate Engineer Software
  • Associate Quality Engineer Data Remediation Analyst
  • Developer Helpdesk Technician
  • IT Associate Java Programmer
  • Jr. Software Engineer Junior Developer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Server-Side Application Developer
  • Software Developer Software Engineer
  • System Developer Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist Test Development Technician
  • Web Designer Web Developer

News & Events

12Sep
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 19th among the Best Northeast Regional Colleges for 2019 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The college has risen in two important categories this year, in both the public college... Read More
29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More

Faculty

  • Craig A. Damon

    Craig
    A.
    Damon
    Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair

Associated Faculty & Staff

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