MS in SE without thesis

MS in Software Engineering without thesis

The Department of Computer Engineering offers non-thesis Master of Science degree in Software Engineering. This program is designed for professionals working/aiming to work as software engineers, who are not willing to do thesis work but would like to further their educational and professional goals. Graduate Students in this program must demonstrate sufficient breadth of knowledge of Software Engineering by satisfying an enhanced coursework requirement.
The tuition is on a per credit basis and will be decided by the Higher Education Council at the beginning of each academic year.
The language of education is English.


With the advance of technology, the need for experts in computer science and related areas, especially software engineering has increased all over the world. There is also a significant lack of software engineering expertise in Turkey. The advance of technology has set bigger goals and the need for professionals with a solid background has increased in the software development industry. To obtain a critical mass of experts in order to understand and develop this technology is also a strategic priority for every country. In line with those observations, an objective of this program is to educate students also from other disciplines as software engineers.

Aims of the Program

MS in Software Engineering non-thesis program in METU Computer Engineering Department aims to satisfy the need for software engineers by educating the students so that they will:

  • Have a solid background in the areas such as programming and database management systems.
  • Be able to perceive a problem, develop alternative solutions, analyze, design, and develop software.
  • Know the terminology, tools and techniques and be able to apply appropriate ones to the problem at hand.

Also, the program is designed for the students to gain knowledge in the necessary processes for application development: planning, leadership, estimation, and software acquisition.

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