The Master of Science in Information Systems offers cutting-edge expertise in a variety of courses that combine technological advances and business practices.
The Master of Science in Information Systems stresses creative and inventive approaches to problem solving, which necessitates empowering students so that they can take charge of their own software projects to become originally productive. The Information Systems program is as much an art as a science. It bypasses mechanical learning and highlights the value and excitement of engineering thinking that gets things done efficiently as well as imaginatively. The program balances theory and practice, on the premise that they are always intertwined and interdependent.
The program provides a basic foundation for our students and then seeks to push them to new heights to advance their information technology skills in a way that keeps up and, better yet, exceeds the necessarily fast pace of this progressive field. It is not for us just a question of not being left behind; we strive to be at the forefront of software innovation in an effort to transform contemporary society even more radically than technology has already done—to take gigantic strides in business, medicine, education, and security.
In addition to the general requirements, the program offers multiple tracks (20 semester hours):
• Track 1: Web Engineering and Development • Track 2: Data Architecture and Engineering • Track 3: Application-Level Security Analysis and Engineering • Track 4: Business Process Engineering • Track 5: Software Project Planning and Management • Track 6: Information Systems Auditing and Compliance • Track 7: Enterprise Architecture and Governance • Track 8: Engineering Clinical Information Systems
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INFO 5100 - Application Engineering and Development
INFO 5101 - Lab for INFO 5100
Complete one of the following options:
Complete 28 semester hours from the following subject areas: INFO, CSYE (except CSYE 6220)
Seattle Campus Option
Students pursuing the Seattle Campus Option may also take INFO and CSYE courses offered online.
Complete 28 semester hours from the following:
CSYE 6225 - Network Structures and Cloud Computing
INFO 6150 - Web Design and User Experience Engineering
INFO 6205 - Program Structure and Algorithms
INFO 6210 - Data Management and Database Design
INFO 6215 - Business Analysis and Information Engineering
INFO 6250 - Web Development Tools and Methods
INFO 6350 - Smartphones-Based Web Development
INFO 7250 - Engineering of Big-Data Systems
The College of Engineering Graduate Cooperative Education Program (co-op) is one option for experiential learning and is available on a competitive basis to selected students. Cooperative Education at the graduate level is not just a way for students to gain real world experience, but is a way to challenge, network, expand and fine-tune their knowledge within their respective industry. The goals of cooperative education are to:
Apply knowledge and skills in new, authentic contexts.
Develop new knowledge and skills.
Integrate and use the deepened knowledge and skills in your academic programs.
Reflect on and articulate how you used your knowledge and skills, how you gained new knowledge and skills, and how “theory and practice” work together.
The Graduate School of Engineering placed over 200 students with some of the most sought after technical skills in positions nationally during the 2015 academic year. We have a team that prepares students for cooperative education experience through resume building, developing interview skills and guiding professional development.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in 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 gain access to a network of more than 230,000 alumni and 3,000 employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.