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MS in Computer Science - Database Systems

Students enrolled in Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Database Systems program have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to effectively implement and design data warehouses and databases. Learn more about this Colorado Technical University degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Database Systems

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to CTU's Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Database Systems program should have some experience in programming, preferably with either Java or C++. Additionally, prospective students should have some educational background that is relevant to the computer engineering field. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's programs should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

CTU's Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Database Systems program is designed to teach students about database administration, database design, data warehousing, and distributed databases. Core courses focus on the field of computer engineering and introduce students to topics such as methods of systems engineering and computer networking.

Learning Format:

Offered online and at selected campuses

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and Colorado Technical University's Staff help students identify aid options. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Financial aid options differ based on the program's learning format.

Total Credits Required:

44 credits

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a Concentration in Database Systems:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Technical University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • CS 635: Computer Networking (4 credits)
  • CS 640: Software Project Management (4 credits)
  • CS 651: Computer Systems Security Foundations (4 credits)
  • CS 660: Database Systems (4 credits)
  • CS 672: Systems Engineering Methods (4 credits)
  • INTD 670: Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making (4 credits)

Concentration Courses

  • CS 681: Database Design (4 credits)
  • CS 682: Database Administration (4 credits)
  • CS 683: Data Warehouse (4 credits)
  • CS 685: Distributed Databases (4 credits)
  • CS 698 or elective: Computer Science Capstone or any 600-level course (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Database Systems program could pursue computer engineering jobs that require database design and administration knowledge. Potential employers for graduates could include research and development firms, telecommunication companies, financial firms, and businesses that rely on networks and databases to conduct business transactions.

Some potential job titles could include:

  • Database administrator
  • Database analyst
  • Computer engineer project manager

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

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