The American University in Bulgaria launched its new Master’s Program in Software Engineering on June 27, 2012 at an official event in Sofia. Top experts Pavel Ezekiev and Steve Keil, part of NEVEQ’s management team - a venture capital fund with investments in seed and growth stage technology companies, talked about the future of the software industry. John Galletly, a computer science professor at AUBG, and Venetsian Jakimov ‘09, the first enrolled student in the program, discussed how a Master of Science in Software Engineering can help students advance their career in the field.
Official Launch of the New Master's Program in Software Engineering
“It is an excellent opportunity for enhancing the level of expertise of our employees,” declared Pavel Ezekiev. He assured the audience that students who have successfully completed the program will have an opportunity to work at companies, part of the NEVEQ’s portfolio. In his speech, Steve Keil reinforced Pavel’s words by recognizing University’s leading academic role in Bulgaria and the region.
Top experts Pavel Ezekiev and Steve Keil talk about the future of the software industry
In addition, the audience had an opportunity to learn more specific information about the program. “Courses will use a blend of case studies, projects and team work,” explained professor John Galletly and stressed that every week students will be learning new things that could be applied immediately in their professional practice. When asked what motivated him to enroll in the program the first enrolled student Venetsian Jakimov explained: “Software is everywhere. But besides codes developers have to be prepared to deal with documentation as well. This program will teach you how to plan and manage teams.” Jakimov concluded that a MSSE degree offers a competitive edge in the dynamic market for software services.
Classes will be held at Elieff Center for Education and Culture, Sofia
The program responds to the rising importance of software to the national infrastructure and the worldwide increase in the demand for software professionals. Early- to mid-career software development professionals, who are interested in enhancing the breadth and depth of their knowledge have the opportunity to master new software management skills as well as modern software engineering technologies and practices. All courses will be given in English and theoretical knowledge will alternate with practical experience shared by guest lecturers from leading software companies. Upon completion of the MSSE program participants will be able to use industry-standard, state-of-the-practice software technologies and tools, and thereby to be immediately productive in designing, developing, and managing large, complex software projects.
More information about the Master's Program in Software Engineering can be found at www.aubg.bg/msse