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Software Engineering Certificate

Advance Your Skills with Software Systems

Become a more versatile software engineer with a Software Engineering Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. This course of study will help you improve and deepen your understanding of high-level languages and programming. We will equip you with tools to understand software engineering fundamentals, apply core tenets of computer systems programming and design sustainable large programs.

Demonstrate Technical Proficiency to Employers

This certificate from our College of Science and Engineering will prepare you to address important aspects of software development including: developing your ability to communicate ideas; develop and manage software products; and to understand the complexities of building quality into a software product. This is the perfect program for you if you’re working a full-time job and want to deepen your education, but you don’t have the ability to pursue a full graduate program.
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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Software Engineering Certificate

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of ABET. The College of Science and Engineering's undergraduate degree programs in Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The undergraduate program in Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The undergraduate programs in Occupational Safety and Health-Safety and Industrial Hygiene are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Commission (ANSAC) of ABET.

Software Engineering Certificate Faculty

Soma Datta
Soma Datta

Soma Datta

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3838
Office: Delta 106

Soma Datta Faculty Bio

James Helm
James Helm

James Carlton Helm

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3875
Office: D101

James Carlton Helm Faculty Bio

Sharon White
Sharon Andrews

Sharon Andrews White

Professor of Software Engineering, Program Director of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3867
Office: D105

Sharon Andrews White Faculty Bio