Advanced software engineering skills involving software design, testing, and implementation are vital to software development. However, effective management of the full software life cycle, from conception to deployment, remains the most critical factor influencing the success of software projects.
The Software Project Management Certificate program is designed to provide Senior Software Engineers and Technical Managers with a firm grounding in the business essential and project management skills necessary to lead and produce high quality software products that meet customer time and budget requirements. The program provides instruction in workflows associated with software requirements gathering, analysis and element design for delivering effective implementation of fully-tested software.
Students will obtain practical knowledge with methodology, processes and integration techniques used in the industry to ensure new systems can effectively work in the existing technology environment.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
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Complete the application and pay application fee.UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
Currently, all classes offered in in-class format.
Yes, the program is open to non-California residents, including non-US residents. The certificate and course fees are the same for all students. However, all courses are offered in-person, so they must be taken on site in San Diego.
If you have questions about how enrolling in courses may or may not affect your visa status, please contact our International Department at email@example.com or (858) 534-6784.
To enroll into a class, click on the class link in the matrix and that will take you to that class page. There you can find a course description, prerequisites, and the start date for that course. To enroll in the course can click on “Add to Cart” which will lead you to complete the registration/payment process.
Students can complete all courses in as quickly as 9 months. However, each course includes an average of 6-8 hours of homework per week. Taking more than one class a quarter should be well-thought-out, and other work/school/life commitments should be considered prior to enrolling in more than one class per quarter. You have up to five years to complete all requirements for the certificate.
If you have taken a course from an accredited university covering the learning objectives of a required or elective course, you may be able to transfer a total of one class per certificate to Extension. You may send your request along with details about how the class at your accredited university is equivalent to our Extension course. Attach an electronic transcript and send your email to Infotech@ucsd.edu.
If you have not taken a course elsewhere, but already have the skills covered in a course, you may be able to substitute an alternate Extension course in its place. Send your request to substitute one of the program courses to Infotech@ucsd.edu. In your request, indicate which course you would like to take and which course it would substitute. Include how a substitution may better meet your professional or employment needs. The class should align with the overall student learning outcomes of this certificate. As previously mentioned only one waiver total can be granted per certificate. Requests for these considerations require departmental approval. Contact Infotech@ucsd.edu to make a request or for additional information.
You will find a downloadable resources including “Program Schedule” under "Related Documents" on the right side of the top of this page. If you need further information, please contact the program representative at Infotech@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-1566.
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