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zahidhossain
01-23-2007, 08:32 PM
Plz let me know about some good universities for software engineering. I want to apply for graduate program and aim to job as a s/w developer.

CalmLogic
03-05-2007, 10:27 PM
I want to apply for graduate program and aim to job as a s/w developer.In the US, most companies that hire software developers really don't care about credentials that much except for certifications since they are mostly focused on your previous job experience with certain skills like .NET development in an enterprise environment.

Having said that, don't overlook Florida Institute of Technology (http://cs.fit.edu/) if you want to get an M.S. in Software Engineering since they have done a great job doing research on software testing, e.g. unit testing by developers, and agile unit testing is an important skill to have. Though FIT's CS department is not a high ranking CS program, some of their grads do work for NASA, which isn't too far from the campus.

Also, rank of a CS program is not really important for industry work, at least compared to academia:


We had soem detailed discussion on importance on rankings for an non-academic career and the (approx) verdict that came out was that rankings and reputation are not that much important if ine wants to go into industry. Plus it always better not to have any financial burden during initial years of you stint in industry.

http://www.urch.com/forums/computer-science-admissions/63306-good-software-engineering.html#post428382

GMATbong
03-12-2007, 05:01 AM
It does not matter where you get your degree. Pick a school in silicon valley and you can more or less secure a job afterward. (OK, assuming web 2.0 doesn't got bombed)

Try UCLA, Berkerley, Stanford or lesser schools like UC Davis, UC riverside, UCSC, SJSU, SFSU, SCU.

I would not bank on getting that NASA job since you are not US citizen nor resident.

CalmLogic
03-12-2007, 05:29 AM
Pick a school in silicon valley and you can more or less secure a job afterward.

Excellent point, especially since most cities/towns are not IT hot spots. (BTW, during grad school, foreign students may be able to work for a company during the summer with an OPT visa.)

Also, see:

Best Places to Work in IT (http://www.computerworld.com/html/research/bestplaces/2006/bpchart_01_main.html)