The Certificate in Software Engineering is available to students with all backgrounds who complete the five core courses of the MSSE program and write a certificate paper. You may enroll as a Provisional Graduate student to complete the certificate.
Students pursuing the MSSE may elect to request a certificate at any time after completing the five core courses. The only added requirement is the paper, which is not otherwise required by the MSSE program.
Guidelines for the certificate paper are given here.
When you have completed or are about to complete the requirements, you may request your certificate using the request certificate page. The certificate will be provided to you at the end of the semester.