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This is the only research oriented M.Sc. degree in Software Engineering in Bangladesh.

Software engineering is a systematic and disciplined approach to developing software. It applies computer science, mathematics and business principles and practices to the creation, operation and maintenance of software systems. It is now more than an integrated approach of design, development, QA and maintenance rather than only programing. Therefore it becomes increasingly important that while understanding developing technologies and architectures and their influence on software engineering processes, research for novel methods and methodologies on those very issues. The research is the only sustainable way of meeting the ever increasing global demands.

CNN/Money Magazine (2011) just rated software engineering as the number one best job for salary and opportunities [http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-jobs/]. Software Engineering graduates gain employment as software developers and testers, software architects and designers, team leaders and project managers, and executive-level positions in software development projects. At the same time, the appeal of research and development on new findings gradually creating inroads in this popular market. Even in Bangladesh, world reputed companies like Samsung, LG and many others are opening their research and development centers.

The proposed Master of Science in Software engineering degree will encompass a wide range of activities covering software engineering practice, software architectures, formal design methods, automated verification, computational models and foundations in concord with the traditional computer sciences. Mary Shaw shows in his famous journal on research in software engineering that there are six typical phases in this very new area of research which distinguished software engineering research from other traditional fields like Physics, Chemistry etc. Those are: Basic research, Concept formulation, Development and extension, Internal extension and exploration, External extension and exploration and Popularization. The aim of this proposed program is to introduce those formal phases to the prospective students, and thus to make them ready for this newest challenge in the industry.

This will be an elite degree for those students who have excellent grades and also possess strong communication skills together with an outward worldly focus and personality.

For further details please download the MSSE Brochure

Admission Notice, Session: MSSE Session: 2020-21

Applications are invited from the prospective students desiring to take a program for the Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE), 1.5 years program to be offered by the Institute of Information Technology (IIT), University of Dhaka. Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Must have an undergraduate degree in Software Engineering or CS/CSE/IT or equivalent with CGPA at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.00
2. Age limit below 30 years on July 5, 2021
3. Must have at least CGPA 3.5 on a scale of 5.00 in both S.S.C. & H.S.C. / equivalent examinations, and the total CGPA of S.S.C and H.S.C should be at least 8.00
4. Candidates having a degree from foreign university(CGPA is not on a scale of 4.00 in undergraduate or CGPA is not on the scale of 5.00 in SSC, HSC level) should contact IIT office before applying

Admission test will be held in two phases. Written examination consisting of MCQ and Analytical Writing will be held to asses subject knowledge, Analytical ability and English language proficiency. Successful (written test) candidates will have to appear an interview for final selection to enroll in MSSE.

Students enrolled in MSSE will participate in a three semester (one and half year) full time program, where there will be two explicit parts. Half the semester credits will be allocated for theoretical studies to prepare students to do research. The rest will be allocated to do research and formal publications. Interested applicants could look at the Admission Brochure (containing syllabus, rules and regulations) from here and the Online Application Form is available at the website http://admission.iit.du.ac.bd.

Schedule for Admission Procedure:

Application start     
March 21, 2021 (Sunday)
Last date to submit the application          
TBD
Venue & time for written testTBD
Publication of the written test result TBD
Date of interview TBD
Tentative date for publishing
the list of eligible candidates
TBD
Date of registration for from merit list TBD
Date of registration from
waiting list (if required)
TBD
Orientation and classes begin TBD

For latest news on admission please call at 01779482994