Required courses for this certificate include:
- SSW 540 Fundamentals of Quantitative Software Engineering
- SSW 565 Software Architecture and Component-Based Design
- SSW 689 Engineering of Trusted Software Systems
- CS 573 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity or SES 602 Secure Systems Foundations
The set of courses in this certificate gives a strong foundation and concentration in the design and engineering of dependable, software-intensive systems. Dependability of a computer system is defined as "[..] the trustworthiness of a computing system which allows reliance to be justifiably placed on the service it delivers. “ This graduate certificate provides a credential of a student’s mastery of the engineering of system dependability through the advanced study of software reliability, safety, resilience, and security.