Considering the current and ever-evolving trends and requirements in the software industry, the M.Tech. Software Engineering programme from the Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) division of Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, has now been redesigned to help working professionals specialize in some of the fastest growing domains as well, such as Full Stack Engineering and Software Product Management.
This M.Tech. programme also covers a full stack of other key technologies and competencies that are required by both working professionals and organizations in the software industry today. A comprehensive curriculum and extensive emphasis on experiential learning using remote and cloud labs enable working professionals to acquire this highly valued post graduate engineering degree from BITS Pilani, an Institute of Eminence (IoE), while continuing to pursue their careers, without a break. The programme is of four semesters, with online classes conducted mostly on the weekends or after business hours.
How does this M.Tech. programme help working professionals?
Among several key objectives, this programme primarily helps working professionals in gaining skills required for eliciting user needs, designing, implementing, and releasing an effective solution by employing state-of-the-art full stack frameworks and technologies; in enhancing their competency in evaluating and adapting software development processes, and in tools needed for a range of applications from the conventional web/mobile apps to the modern cross-platform and cloud-native apps; and in improving their readiness to take an idea from concept through prototype creation to market launch with the help of tried-and-true methodologies practised in software product management.
Elaborating further about the value proposition of the M.Tech. Software Engineering programme, Prof. Nishit Narang, who heads the Computer Science and Information Systems group of BITS Pilani WILP, says, “Depending on their roles, progression for working professionals in today’s software industry typically calls for either learning a full stack of multiple technologies, acquiring an ability to architect high impact solutions, envisioning and designing great new products, or enhancing their ability to address complex problems and manage cross functional collaborations, among several other aspects. Besides key focus on Full Stack Engineering and Software Product Management, this programme helps working professionals address various career objectives in an effective manner, as they can choose from a set of core and elective courses, including software architectures, Cloud Computing, Blockchain Technologies & Systems, Cyber Security, and Software Quality Assurance and Testing.”
The education delivery methodology is a blend of online classroom and experiential learning, which consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies, and work integrated activities. These lectures can be attended via the internet using a computer from any location. These online classrooms offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus. The Dissertation (Project Work) in the final semester also enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.
To download the programme brochure or to learn more about the objectives, highlights, curriculum (including details about core courses and electives), eligibility criteria, learning methodology, featured faculty, and any other critical information, please visit the M.Tech. Software Engineering programme page on BITS Pilani’s WILP website.
How to apply for BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programmes, including M.Tech. Software Engineering
The interested working professionals can visit the BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) website (https://bits-pilani-wilp.ac.in/) to learn more about the objectives of different programmes (for which the admissions are now open), register their account, and pursue the process listed on the website accordingly.
The last date for applications for admissions for M.Tech. Software Engineering programme is June 26, 2023.
About BITS Pilani:
BITS Pilani is an Institution of national repute, known for providing technical education of the highest standards and is well recognized for its innovations, and strong links with industry. It is consistently ranked as the best private engineering & technology institution by leading ranking agencies and publications. MHRD, Govt. of India, in August 2018 announced BITS Pilani as one of the first six Institutions of Eminence in the country. It is one of the few universities that has created an institutionalized framework for achieving a vibrant environment that successfully inculcates an ambience for experiential and cooperative learning and education. BITS Pilani views education as a continual engagement and experience, and ensures that the learning experience is integrated seamlessly not only across its classrooms and laboratories, but also in the industry, as exemplified by its Practice School, and Work Integrated Learning Programmes.
About BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP):
India has a large and qualified professional workforce, which must and will continue to grow in size, complexity, and quality. Given the nature of modern professions, and the acquired reputation of Indian professionals in these roles, continual learning and higher educational qualifications are necessary tools for the nation to succeed within, and compete globally. Work Integrated Learning Programmes of BITS Pilani (WILP) are degree/diploma/certificate programmes, which are developed and conducted by BITS Pilani in association and jointly with organizations representing various industry sectors.