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rastin purr
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Joined: Jul 20, 2002
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Hi there guys,
I am planing to do a MSc course in computing (Sofware engineering related) in the United States. I am not sure which university offers the best course. Could you guys help me out?
I have 2 years working experince Java programming (servlet, applet, jsp, ejbs... etc). Can I get a part time job while doing the Msc course. I don't want to lose touch with the software industries while doing the Msc course.
Any help or advice is very much favoured. Thanks guys. By the way, I really like this site and so does my colleagues.
Rastin purr
Dan Chisholm
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
If you want to continue to work with Java while you are in school, then the
interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) program at San Jose State
may be an interesting option. Check out the concentration in client/server computing.


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Mark Herschberg
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
Originally posted by rastin purr:
I am planing to do a MSc course in computing (Sofware engineering related) in the United States.

Most schools only offer degress in CS. Even the ones that have software engineering degrees are usually given by the CS dept and vary very slighly from a CS degree.

Originally posted by rastin purr:
I am not sure which university offers the best course. Could you guys help me out?

C++! Java! C++! Java! Perl! C++! Java... oh wait, wrong religious war. What is "best?" There is no one best school. What makes one school better then another? Some people like the US News and World Report rankings, but frankly I think their criteria are fairly arbitrary and don't put much stock in it. It really depends on your needs and constraints and what different programs offer, for your personally.
Originally posted by rastin purr:
Any help or advice is very much favoured. Thanks guys. By the way, I really like this site and so does my colleagues.

Thanks for the compliment! :-)

--Mark
John Dale
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Joined: Feb 22, 2001
Posts: 399
I've run across enough MS Software Engineering that seem more than a little different than a CS degree that I suspect these are more common than Mark suggests. For example, in my area, there is Penn State at Great Valley, and Drexel Univesity.
Mark Herschberg
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
I would love to see a listing of the cirriculums for these programs, so I can see how they differ.
--Mark
rastin purr
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Joined: Jul 20, 2002
Posts: 73
Hi there guys,
Thanks for the advice. Can someone tell me more about the cs courses available in US. Where could i find out more about cs courses in US. Thanks
Pradip Bhat
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Joined: Jul 04, 2002
Posts: 149
This might interest you
http://www.usuniversities.com/search.cfm
There are many sites by the way,searching your specialization at each and every university will be tedious .Few years back(when internet was not there) we used to refer Peterson's guide.They might have web site also, search in google


Yeshwantpur
John Dale
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Joined: Feb 22, 2001
Posts: 399
To see a listing of the Master of Software Engineering at Penn State - Great Valley, start from the home page www.gv.psu.edu
or directly to this program at
http://www.gv.psu.edu/Prospective_Students/Degrees___Certificates/Software_Engineering/
The summary says
The Master of Software Engineering prepares computer professionals to develop software products and services for industry and government. The curriculum includes:
software methodology;
software quality, metrics, and design;
software project management;
technology solutions for E-business;
financial and pre-sales issues.
 
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