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. Azad Azadmanesh, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 282G
402-554-3976
azad@unomaha.edu

Ms. Leslie Planos
Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 176C
402-554-3819
lplanos@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

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

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Resume
    • Submit a detailed resume highlighting your work experience and background (if applicable).
  • For international students: minimum 550 on the written TOEFL: 213 for computer-based: 80 internet-based; 6.5 IELTS; or 53 PTE.

Degree Requirements

Hardware Track

Prerequisite Course
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN AND COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
Required Courses
CSCI 8150ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE3
CSCI 8530ADVANCED OPERATING SYSTEMS3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO VLSI DESIGN
VLSI TESTING
FAULT TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Total Credits12

Software Track

Prerequisite Courses
CSCI 4220PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES3
CSCI 4500OPERATING SYSTEMS3
Required Courses
CSCI 8150ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE3
CSCI 8530ADVANCED OPERATING SYSTEMS3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
ADVANCED OPERATING SYSTEM THEORY
COMPILER CONSTRUCTION
FAULT TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
Total Credits12