Systems and Architecture Certificate

Department of Computer Science, College of Information Science & Technology

Vision Statement

This certificate provides students with knowledge in the underlying architecture of computers. Students may choose either the hardware track or the software track. In the hardware track, students gain more in-depth knowledge of the field. Students in this track will develop skills to perform system and component design, quality assurance, and testing. In the software track, knowledge in the underlying architecture helps in generating and understanding optimized software. Students in this track will develop skills that will help them perform systems programming, language processing, and system administration.

Program Contact Information:

Dr. Jong-Hoon Youn, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)

Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 282E

402-554-2187

jyoun@unomaha.edu

Ms. Carla Frakes, Advisor

Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 176C

402-554-2073

cfrakes@unomaha.edu

 

Program Website:

http://www.cs.unomaha.edu/graduate/index.html

 

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
  • Application Fee
  • If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required
    • 500 on the written TOEFL
    • 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
    • 61 on the internet-based TOEFL
    • 5.5 on the IELTS
    • 44 on the PTE
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Resume
    • Submit a detailed resume highlighting your work experience and background (if applicable).

Cert-SARC Degree Requirements

Prerequisite courses

Hardware Track (3 hours—select one):

CSCI 3710Introduction to Digital Design and Computer Organization

3 credits

CSCI 4350Computer Architecture

3 credits

or equivalent

Software Track (6 hours):

CSCI 4220Principles of Programming Languages

3 credits

CSCI 4500Operating Systems

3 credits

or equivalent

Cert-SARC Required Courses (6 hours):

CSCI 8150Advanced Computer Architecture

3 credits

CSCI 8530Advanced Operating Systems

3 credits

Cert-SARC Elective Courses

Hardware Track (6 hours)

Select Two:

CSCI 8160Introduction to VLSI Design

3 credits

CSCI 8170VLSI Testing

3 credits

CSCI 8610Fault Tolerant Distributed Systems

3 credits

CSCI 8626Computer Graphics

3 credits

Software Track (6 hours)

Select Two:

CSCI 8550Advanced Operating System Theory

3 credits

CSCI 8706Compiler Construction

3 credits

CSCI 8610Fault Tolerant Distributed Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 12

Cert-SARC-Other Program-Related Information:

Graduate Assistantships

  • Complete this form to apply for a graduate assistantship.

Advantage Scholarship for Non-Nebraska Residents ONLY:

  • Tuition scholarships for an amount up to the difference between resident and non-resident tuition; click here to apply
  • Multiple awards available
  • Application submission deadlines:
    • Fall: April 15
    • Spring: November 15
  • Awarded to students who are not residents of Nebraska
  • These awards are renewable
    • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee an award.
  • If an application is submitted after a deadline, it will be added to a wait-list. If funds become available, the department will notify the applicant.