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Master of Software Engineering (Software Technology) (Coursework and Dissertation)

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The Master of Software Engineering (Software Technology) programme provides opportunities for the degree holders in Bachelor of Computer Science or related fields to broaden their fundamental knowledge and skills through advanced courses and research in software engineering.

This programme equips students with advanced knowledge and skills that will enable them to thrive and excel in the software industry and research.

  • Software Engineer
  • System Analyst
  • Software Tester
  • Software Project Manager
  • System Engineer
  • Software Designer
  • Software Quality Engineer
  • Software Configuration Manager
  • Software Architect
  • Software Process Engineer
  • Software Maintainer
  • Academician
  • Researcher

CURSE MODULE (42 Credit Hours)
CORE COURSES (6 Credits) + ELECTIVE COURSES (6 Credits) + DISSERTATION (30 Credits)

CORE COURSES(6 Credits)

Core Courses
Research Methodology
Architecting Software Systems
Dissertation

ELECTIVE COURSES(6 Credit Hour)
Please select two (2) subject elective only:

Elective Courses
Software Risk Management
Software Reusability
Software Testing Techniques and Management
Formal Software Specifications
Software Configuration Management
Multi-Agent Oriented Software
Secure Software Development
Agile Software Development
Big Data Applications and Technologies
Framework Based Web Development
Automatic Speech Processing and Applications

(Note : Not all courses will be offered every semester; the actual courses offered will depend on the availability of staff and the number of students registering).

For admission into the Master of Software Engineering (Software Technology) programme, applicants must acquire at least:

  • A bachelor’s degree with Honours or a equivalent in Computer Science/Information Technology/related field from a recognized university with a CGPA of 3.0 and above/equivalent, OR
  • A bachelor degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/related field from a recognized university with a CGPA in the range of 2.50 – 2.99/equivalent can be considered provided the fulfilment of the University requirements.

International applicants are required to have:

  • At least IELTS Band 6.0 (Academic) or TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (internet based) if their first degree from a university whose English language is not the medium of instruction, OR
  • Pass an English Proficiency test approved by the university

University of Malaya has two intakes per year, in February and in September.

Coordinator Programme
Dr. Su Moon Ting
smting@um.edu.my
(603) 79676369

Last Updated: 21/04/2021