Summary: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, VOL. SE-13, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 1987
The Evolution of Wang Institute's Master of Software
MARK A. ARDIS, MEMBER, IEEE
Abstract-Master of Software Engineering (MSE) programs are rel-
atively new. Starting such a program is expensive in terms of human
and capital resources. Some of the costs are: preparation of new course
materials, acquisition of sophisticated equipment and software, and
maintenance of a low student/faculty ratio. In addition, MSE students
and faculty have special needs, such as technical background and fa-
miliarity with current industrial practices.
Wang Institute's MSE program has evolved rapidly in response to
many of these demands. Capital expenditures have been large, and
much time and effort have been spent creating and polishing the cur-
riculum. Constant evaluation and refinement have proven invaluable
in assuring the success and growth of the program.
Index Terms-Computer science education, Master of Software En-
gineering, professional-degree programs, programming methods,
project management, software tools.