Applied Science in Software Engineering

Why Software Engineering @ Memorial?

Software is critical to most modern technologies, as it lies at the heart of technological function. With this increased reliance on modern, advanced technologies, there is an ever-increasing demand for specialists able to develop software, understand and support computer systems architecture and design, and distributed services– tasks which are done by software engineers.

Given the expected and accelerated growth of sectors related to software over the next decades, there is also growing demand for professionals who have these skills. As a result, the new Master of Applied Science in Software Engineering program at Memorial University is timely. Offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the MAScSE provides students with the skills they need to thrive in this exciting field.

Description of program

  • MAScSe – The Master of Applied Science in Software Engineering is a four-term, course-based Master’s program intended for students with a computer science or computer engineering background who wish to upgrade their background to specialize in software engineering.

  • Students will graduate with a broad understanding of the main areas of Software Engineering as well as in-depth knowledge in some of these areas. Students will acquire practical experience through course projects, and by completing a substantial team capstone project.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MAScSE – Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or a cognate area.
  • Applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements for graduate programs with higher English proficiency requirements described in the web site of the School of Graduate Studies.

Potential career options and outcomes

Graduates of the program will have knowledge and understanding of the core areas and methods of Software Engineering and will be ready to work in positions of software development, computer systems architecture and design, and distributed services. We foresee graduates working in both the private and public sectors locally in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada. 


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Program Information
Degrees Offered:




Duration (Full-time students):

16 months


St. John's

Application Deadline:

April 1 (International) for Fall admission

May 1 (Canadian) for Fall admission

Tuition (NL students):

$1,858.50/semester (plus an additional special fee)

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

$1,858.50/semester (plus an additional special fee)

Tuition (International students):

$2,416.50/semester (plus an additional special fee)

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