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What will I learn?


The Master of Software Engineering programme is a 40 credits postgraduate programme by coursework. It offers an opportunity for advanced studies and career development in the field of software engineering. The objectives of this programme are to provide competent software engineers to fulfil the needs of the software industry; to offer the opportunity to further studies as well as career advancement in software engineering; and to produce professional software engineers who have the communication and ethical skills.

Compulsory courses

Research Methods in Software Engineering

Software Development Methodology

Software Measurement

Empirical Methods for Software Engineering

Requirement Engineering

Software Modelling

Software Testing

Seminar in Software Engineering

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year - 3 years)

Tuition fees
For first semester: RM 2,300; Second and subsequent semesters: RM 2,050; Fees per credit: RM 400; Study cost for 2 years: RM 24,450; Study cost for 3 years: RM 28,550
Start date

Expected September 2022


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.000, or the applicant without sufficient academic qualification can be admitted into the programme subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

An applicant should have a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or its equivalent with a CGPA of at least 3.00 from UPM or other universities recognised by UPM, or

Applicants with a CGPA between 2.50 to 2.99 may be considered if they have at least one (1) year of working experience in the related field.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Band 4.0 for IELTS (Academic Training) or 400 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version) only for Malay Language Studies, Arabic, Chinese Literature programme or any other programmes that allow a thesis to be written in the language of instruction; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


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