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Title: MS in Computer Science and MS in Software Engineering at CSU Sacramento


1
MS in Computer Science andMS in Software
Engineering atCSU Sacramento
  • Cui Zhang and Don Warner
  • Department of Computer Science
  • CSU Sacramento

2
Two MS Programs PlusCertificates of Advanced
Study
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Software Engineering
  • Certificates for MS students
  • (1) Intelligent Systems (2) Computer
    Architecture
  • (3) Computer Engineering (4) Networks and
  • Communications (5) Software Engineering
  • (6) Systems Software (7) Data Management
    systems and (8) Bioinformatics.

3
Goals of the Two MS Programs
  • To prepare students to serve as effective
    professional computer specialists and/or software
    engineers in our society
  • To prepare students for research, teaching, or
    further study towards the Ph.D. in CS or SE
  • To enable individuals with background in other
    areas to obtain the skills and knowledge
    necessary to enter and/or advance in employment
    in computer-related industries.

4
A Significant Difference
  • Degree education program
  • v.s.
  • Technical training program

5
Admission Requirements
  • A baccalaureate degree
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units attempted
  • GRE General Test
  • Math preparation including two semesters of
    calculus, one semester of calculus based
    probability and statistics, and discrete
    mathematics corresponding to CSUS courses Math30,
    Math31, Stat50, and Math101

6
Admission Requirements (Cont.)
  • Computer Science lower division preparation
    including programming proficiency, machine
    organization, and UNIX and PC-based program
    development environment proficiency corresponding
    to CSUS CSc15, CSc20, CSc28, CSc35, and CSc60
  • Computer Science advanced preparation as
    evidenced by a 3.25 GPA in the following CSUS
    upper division courses or their equivalent
    elsewhere CSc130, CSc131, CSc132, CSc137,
    CSc138, and CSc139.

7
Application Procedures
  • Application deadlines are April 1 for Fall
    semesters and October 1 for Spring semesters.
  • All prospective graduate students must file the
    following with the CSUS Graduate Center
  • (1) Application for admission (Form A and
  • Form B in the CSU application booklet)
  • (2) Two sets of official transcripts from all
    colleges
  • and universities attended, other than
    CSUS
  • (3) GRE General Test score report.

8
Admission Decisions
  • University processing
  • Program processing
  • Main admission decisions
  • admitted as fully classified
  • admitted as conditionally classified
  • admitted as pre-Computer Science
  • denied.
  • Also possible as 2nd BS in CS or unclassified.

9
Preparation for Entering a MS Program
  • Taking lower division courses from community
    colleges
  • Taking courses from CSUS as a 2nd BS in CS
    student
  • Taking courses from CSUS as a open university
    student
  • Taking GRE General Test before filing the
    application
  • Please be aware of Articulation Agreements!

10
Program Advising
  • Regular advising hours (office hours) of the
    graduate coordinator for prospective students and
    students admitted
  • Regular advising hours (office hours) of graduate
    advisors for fully classified students
  • Graduate program orientations every semester for
    new coming graduate students (CSUS and CS
    Department)
  • Placement tests every semester for new coming
    graduate students (CS Department).

11
MS in CS Degree Requirements
  • 30 units of coursework completed within 7 years
    and with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Required Courses (13 units)
  • CSc201 Programming Language Principles
  • CSc204 Data Models for Database Management
  • Systems
  • CSc205 Computer System Structure
  • CSc206 Algorithms and Paradigms
  • CSc209 Graduate Seminar

12
MS in CS Degree Requirements (Cont.)
  • Breadth Requirement (9 units)
  • Software Engineering CSc230
  • Systems software CSc239, 246, 250, 251
  • Intelligent Systems CSc215
  • Database Management Systems CSc244
  • Networks and Communications CSc255, 258, 275
  • Computer Architecture/Computer Engineering
  • CSc237,
    242, 273, 280

13
MS in CS Degree Requirements (Cont.)
  • Restrictive Electives (3-6 units)
  • (1) Taking from a restricted list of CSc
    upper
  • division courses
  • (2) Taking other graduate level CSc courses
  • (3) Taking graduate level courses outside the
    CS
  • Department with prior department
    approval
  • Culminating Requirement (2-5 units)
  • CSc500 Masters Thesis, or
  • CSc502 Masters Project

14
MS in SE Program
  • Beginning offering MS in SE in Spring 1999 as the
    first MS in SE program in the California State
    University system with CS and SE courses
    available then.
  • Having had a major program change effective Fall
    2002 with more courses and emphasis on SE.

15
MS in SE Degree Requirements
  • 30 units coursework completed within 7 years and
    with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Required SE Core Courses (16 units)
  • CSc230 Software System Engineering
  • CSc232 Software Requirements Analysis and
  • Design
  • CSc233 Advanced SE Project Management
  • CSc235 Software Architecture
  • CSc238 Human-Computer Interface Design
  • CSc209 Graduate Seminar

16
MS in SE Degree Requirements (Cont.)
  • SE Electives (6 units)
  • Select two from the following
  • CSc204 Data Model for Database Management
  • Systems
  • CSc231 Software Engineering Metrics
  • CSc234 Software Verification and Validation
  • CSc236 Formal Methods in Software Engineering

17
MS in SE Degree Requirements (Cont.)
  • Restrictive Electives (3-6 units)
  • (1) Taking other graduate level CSc courses
  • (2) Taking graduate level courses outside the
    CS
  • Department with prior department
    approval
  • Culminating Requirement (2-5 units)
  • CSc500 Masters Thesis, or
  • CSc502 Masters Project

18
CSc230 Software System Engineering
  • The integration of managerial and technical
    activities in system engineering that control the
    cost, schedule, and technical achievement of the
    developing software system. Application of the
    principles, activities, tasks, and procedures of
    system engineering and software engineering to
    the development of a software system.

19
CSc231 Software Engineering Metrics
  • Software quality and quantity metrics in
    software engineering. Measurement theory and
    metrics. Metrics include management metrics,
    indirect and direct metrics, and predictive
    metrics. Uses of metrics include software cost
    and schedule estimation, model calibration, and
    software productivity measurements. Metrics
    techniques include the Goal-Question-Metric
    approach, COCOMO, and function point analysis.

20
CSc232 Software RequirementsAnalysis and Design
  • Software engineering requirements including
    elicitation, analysis, specification,
    verification, and management. Emphasizes IEEE
    software engineering requirements and standards
    and the concept of operations (ConOps) document.
    Techniques include structural analysis, use cases
    and object-oriented analysis.

21
CSc233 Advanced Software EngineeringProject
Management
  • Advanced methods and procedures for managing
    a software development project. Includes project
    planning, scheduling, and cost estimation,
    project organizational types, staffing and
    training considerations, leading and motivating
    computer personnel, and methods for measuring and
    controlling a project. Emphasizes IEEE software
    engineering management standards and keys to
    project success.

22
CSc234 Software Verification and Validation
  • Verification and validation (V V)
    techniques to identify and resolve software
    problems and high-risk issues early in the
    software lifecycle. Application of V V to all
    phases of the lifecycle process. Includes
    planning and reporting on the V V effort.
    Topics also include software quality assurance
    and testing.

23
CSc235 Software Architecture
  • Software architecture styles. Concepts and
    activities for software architecture design.
    Notations, models, and specification languages
    for software architecture design. Engineering
    principles and guidance for software architecture
    design. Techniques, methods, tools for
    designing, building, analysis, and evaluating
    software architecture. Object-oriented approach
    to software architecture design.
    Architecture-based software development.
    Management and reuse of software architecture
    design.

24
CSc236 Formal Methods in SE
  • An introduction of basic concepts of formal
    methods in software engineering. Students will
    learn why and how formal methods should be used
    in the software development process for
    delivering a quality product. Formal-method-based
    software lifecycle models, languages for
    software system specification, modeling and
    abstraction of software systems, analysis and
    verification of system properties, software
    system refinement, formal semantics, program
    verification, object-orientation of formal
    methods, systems and tools for the application of
    formal methods, and advances of formal methods in
    SE.

25
CSc238 Human-Computer Interface Design
  • Issues involved I design of interaction
    between people and computers. Insight and
    experience in key issues of HCI design. Emphasis
    on identifying issues and trade-offs in
    interaction design. Development and evaluation
    of alternative solutions to design problems.

26
Program Advising and Planning
  • Classification with possible multiple steps
  • Course taking planning and completion
  • Course evaluation for waive/substitution
  • Advancement to candidacy
  • MS thesis/project topic and supervisor
  • MS thesis/project completion
  • Graduation with a degree MS in CS/SE
  • Additional certificate of advanced study possible

27
Certificates of Advanced Study
  • The certificates in Computer Science program are
    designed to recognize students who have completed
    the core graduate courses CSc201, CSc204,
    CSc205, and CSc206 plus additional advanced
    coursework in a specialty area.
  • The certificates are available only for MS in CS
    matriculated students.
  • There are eight certificate programs.

28
Certificate Programs
  • Intelligent System (9 units)
  • Computer Architecture (15 units)
  • Computer Engineering (12 units)
  • Computer Networks and Communications (9 units)
  • Software Engineering (9 units)
  • System Software (9 units)
  • Data Management Systems (9 units)
  • Bioinformatics (12 units)

29
More Information
  • Computer Science Department web site
  • www.ecs.csus.edu/csc
  • CSU Sacramento web site
  • www.csus.edu
  • Faculty
  • Programs
  • Course schedules
  • Course descriptions
  • Activities
  • Campus contacts/links

30
Questions?
31
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