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Pros of Having a Master's Degree In Computer Science and Software Engineering

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The first question that comes to the mind of students who have completed their undergraduate studies is a very confusing thought. Do I need to do my Postgraduate or take a Job and gain some experience? Do I need a post-graduate degree to improve my full-stack development or other programming careers? Well, an answer to this question would be a NO. As far as database and full stack development are concerned it is only a skill. With basic education and good practice, you can always enhance your skills and pursue the relevant job, but there are many pros to having a master's degree in computer science and software engineering which I would like to highlight in this article.

If you have enjoyed and learnt basic skills at Under Graduate level it will continue to improve your learning at a higher level. An Undergraduate course will focus only on the fundamentals of the course. Whereas a master's degree will guide you into more specialized paths. As far as computer science and software engineering are concerned I would like to highlight the top ten courses in Master's [1].

  1. MSc Web Design and Development
  2. Master in Big Data Solutions
  3. Master's Degree in Research in Cybersecurity
  4. Master in Computer Science
  5. Software Engineering for Embedded Systems
  6. Master's Degree in Business Intelligence and Big Data in Cyber Secure Environments
  7. Digital Humanities
  8. Computer Science Online MSc
  9. Master in Computer Science & IT Security
  10. Master of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Having a Master's Degree will immediately elevate your technical status at your current or prospective company. In case of debates of promotion internally in a workplace, your master's degree will be the key to justifications.

It is also important to note that sometimes the place where you work, will be ready to pay your tuition reimbursement to pursue your Master’s. In that case, all you need is some time to avail your resource. This scenario highlights how companies value your Master's degree as advanced when it is ready to pay for it. In the case of having ideas to pursue doctorate degrees the master's degrees will take you one step closer to the goal.

In case you have an idea to teach at a University, a master's degree will help you to attain your goal. Most universities hire faculty with the minimum master's degree for this position. A master's degree with relevant experience will take you high in these postings.

Conclusively, a full stack or programming job doesn’t require a master's degree, but in case you pursue it, it will be considered. A master’s degree will always open doors to an enhanced future than the UG degree. You will find versatile opportunities and be self-motivated when you have higher qualification

Reference

[1] https://www.educations.com/top-10-lists/top-10-popular-online-masters-computer-science-information-technology-18431

[2] https://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/224837-benefits-of-a-masters-degree-in-computer-science/

 

Dr.Vijay Arputharaj is a lecturer at Skyline University Nigeria and has completed his PhD in Computer Science from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

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