Software Engineering Graduate Certificate

With a dynamic curriculum, experienced faculty and a track record of producing industry leaders, we're ready to propel you to new heights.

Our Software Engineering Certificate program is designed to meet the skyrocketing demand for software engineering professionals. Through a comprehensive curriculum, you will learn the latest technologies and tools related to the behavioral, managerial and technical aspects of software engineering. Pursue jobs in fields such as industry, government, academia and more. Many of our alumni have gone on to become senior managers, executives and successful entrepreneurs in the software engineering industry.

Why earn your Software Engineering Graduate Certificate at the College of Charleston?

  • Expert Faculty: Learn from accomplished computer science and software engineering professionals with real-world experience. 
  • Rigorous Curriculum: Our courses are designed to enhance your skills and provide in-depth knowledge of software engineering. 
  • Convenience for Working Professionals: Benefit from our blended classroom and distance learning approach, designed to challenge and engage while accommodating your work schedule. 

Careers & Outcomes

Graduates have found success in roles across various sectors. Companies that frequently partner with our program and hire our students include organizations like:
  • Boeing.
  • Dell.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC).

How to Apply

The entire application process is online. The documents outlined below are required components of the application. A file is not complete until all documents have been submitted and processed, so read carefully and prepare your application materials in advance of applying.
  • Dates & Deadlines


    • Priority: March 1 
    • Final: July 1 


    • Final: November 1 


    • Final: March 1 
  • Admission Criteria

    • Complete the online application and pay a non-refundable application fee.
    • Submit an official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work.
    • Demonstrate competency in basic computer architecture, object-oriented programming, discrete mathematics and data structures.
    International Application 
    • TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English