Due to the remarkable development that the software engineering
specialization has witnessed at the international and local levels and the
increasing demand to study this specialization in Jordanian universities in
general and in Zarqa University in particular, Zarqa University has established
a master's program in software engineering. This is to provide a higher level
of quality and knowledge in software engineering subjects compared to what
is offered in other local universities that are content only with teaching the
basic topics in software engineering.
The academic knowledge that is covered in the MSc in Software Engineering
program is quite diverse, covering different needs required in the job market,
and following local and international standards. Also, the skills that the
student acquires when studying this program are considered to be more
advanced and deeper than the skills that are acquired while studying a
bachelor's degree in the same major or in other related disciplines.
To obtain a master's degree in software engineering, the student must
successfully complete 33 academic credit hours. The Faculty of Information
Technology offers a master's program with two tracks: the comprehensive
examination track and the thesis track.
In the comprehensive track, the student studies 24 accredited academic hours
as compulsory subjects and 9 accredited academic hours as optional subjects.
The student must pass the comprehensive exam after completing all subjects
with a GPA of no less than 75%. The comprehensive examination is of a
comprehensive and integrative nature, aiming to measure the student's ability
to link between the various basic and advanced concepts that he\she acquired
during his\her study, and to employ them in solving scientific and applied
problems in the field of specialization, according to the approved study plan.
As for the thesis track, the student studies 15 academic hours accredited as
compulsory subjects, 9 accredited academic hours as optional subjects, and 9
credit academic hours devoted to preparing and discussing the master's thesis
after completing all subjects with a GPA of no less than 75%.