The Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering Systems focuses on the socio-technical approach to software engineering.
Duration of Program
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
The Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering Systems focuses on using engineering tools and considering real-world complexities to design and construct practical and viable software solutions.
This four-course graduate certificate seeks to provide students opportunities to apply the fundamentals of engineering knowledge and skills to software development with attention on enterprise design and integration, secure systems design and creation, and data integration and architecture.
Note:Master of Science in Software Engineering Systems students are not eligible for this graduate certificate.
This program meets F-1 international student status requirements
Gain specialized knowledge in computer systems engineering to advance or change your career
Boost your earnings: Graduate certificate holders receive an average 25-percent higher salary, according to the Washington Post
Explore your area of interest and leverage your graduate certificate as a gateway to a master's degree
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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Applications received after the stated deadline dates will be accepted and processed as quickly as possible; however it may not be possible to have a decision rendered in time for the applicant to begin taking classes for the desired term if admitted.
Applications submitted by the referenced dates will receive full consideration for the referenced term. Applications received after the referenced dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills.
Northeastern combines rigorous academics with experiential learning and research to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges. The cooperative education program, also known as “co-op,” is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, and Northeastern is one of only a few that offers the co-op program for graduate students pursuing an MS or PhD. Through this program, students gain professional industry experience in their field of interest as part of the academic curriculum while employed from four to eight months in a wide variety of organizations, from large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.
In 2019, the Graduate School of Engineering placed nearly 1000 students in co-op positions. We have a team that prepares students for the cooperative education experience through resumé building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you’ll gain access to students at 13 campus locations, 282,000+ alumni, and 3,000+ employer partners worldwide. Our global university system provides students unique opportunities to think locally and act globally, while serving as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.
Below is a look at where our Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.