Empowering Innovation

Transforming the way we live, work and play starts here with the Master's in Software Engineering program

Engineering Success

Employment Success

93% of graduates are employed within three months of graduating.

Career Changers

More than 30% of current cohort are career changers.

Empowering Women

More than 45% of 2022 alumni were women.

Competitive ROI

Average base salary of $117,115 (US only)

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Figures are based on reported numbers from 2022 alumni.

Advance from the classroom to the real world without missing a beat at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. UCI’s Master of Software Engineering program builds pioneering leaders and innovative industry thinkers. Instead of sitting on the sidelines working on hypothetical scenarios, get hands-on training in programming, code analysis, software design and implementation.


Plus, the yearlong capstone project offers invaluable hands-on (and resume building) experience. You’ll be partnered with organizations that are advancing industries or changing lives. From solving real-world challenges that have the power to improve social good to direct access to faculty leaders and career counselors with strong professional ties, the opportunities are exceptional. You’ll be fully prepared to put your skills quickly to use as a leader in whatever industry inspires you.

Program Pillars

Robust Programs

Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, you’ll have access to the same robust curriculum.

Hands-on Approach

Gain real world experience while earning your degree. Synergistic coursework that primes you for the industry.

Professional Development

Access faculty leaders and career counselors with strong professional ties to help develop your professional career.

Student Perspective

“One benefit of the program is the hands-on experience in coding. It is especially beneficial for people coming from non-computer science backgrounds who want to pursue a career in the software industry. You also get a lot of opportunities to learn from professionals within the industry.”


Anjana Krishnakumar Vellore, MSWE ’20 Graduate

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