Software Engineering M.S. with a Specialization in Gaming and Robotics Software

Prepare for Leadership in Software Development

Ready to take on an advanced leadership role for a company, one that requires complex software systems to be specified, designed, built, deployed, tested and maintained? You might be interested in a Master of Science in Software Engineering from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. And with a Specialization in Gaming and Robotics Software, you’re making yourself even more attractive to employers. This program addresses foundation, methodologies and tools used in the management, planning, design and engineering of software systems. It also provides a careful balance between theory and practice, the plan prepares you for key software positions in industry, government and institutions where software engineering has become a key activity.

Specializations Create Employment Opportunities

The core focus of this degree plan strengthens collaboration in the building and managing quality software products. Courses are also available in reuse and re-engineering, design patterns, service oriented architectures (SOA), aspect oriented software development and software safety. The expertise you gain in developing software for gaming enables you to be involved in all aspects of a game’s creation from concept and story writing to coding and programming. With your skill in designing automated robot systems that are used to increased production and precision levels within specific industries, you should possess a very positive employment outlook after graduation.

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Admission Requirements

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  • Software Engineering M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or closely related field


Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


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Phone: 281-283-7600

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Software Engineering M.S. with a Specialization in Gaming and Robotics Software Faculty

Gary Boetticher
Gary Boetticher

Gary Boetticher

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Computer Information Systems and Software Engineering ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3805
Email: boetticher@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 164

Faculty Bio

Jim Dabney
James Dabney

James B. Dabney

Program Chair and Professor of Systems Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3852
Email: dabney@uhcl.edu
Office: D108

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Soma Datta
Soma Datta

Soma Datta

Program Chair of Pre-engineering and Assistant Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3838
Email: datta@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 225

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Michael Findler
Michael Findler

Michael Findler

Program Chair of SWEN, Assistant Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3884
Email: findler@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 120

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Jim Helm
James Helm

James Carlton Helm

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3875
Email: helm@uhcl.edu
Office: D101

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Venkata Inukollu

Venkata Inukollu

Visiting Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3824
Email: inukollu@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 222

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S. Andrews White
Sharon White

Sharon Andrews White

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3867
Email: whites@uhcl.edu
Office: D105

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Lei Wu
Lei Wu

Lei Wu

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3854
Email: wul@uhcl.edu
Office: D107

Faculty Bio