Computer Software Engineering (BS)

From commercial servers to mobile and embedded devices, almost everything we use relies on software. Our dynamic program will introduce you to the entire software development life cycle, including requirements, design, coding, testing, and deployment in a rigorous, hands-on, programming-intensive experience. You'll master computer programming, website design, networking and system development, and administration and take part in major projects that reflect real-world needs.

Graduates of this program develop programming expertise and experience significant technical depth in multiple areas. Typical jobs for graduates include test, release, or customer support engineers.

In addition to the student outcomes included in the associate program, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Engineering will be able to:

  • Understand the behaviors and implementation of computer networking
  • Develop systems that utilize computer networking
  • Understand the requirements for developing and deploying high-quality, large-scale software systems
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a user interface for a computer system
  • Understand the concepts and practice of relational databases
  • Understand the security issues surrounding information technology and the appropriate tools and techniques to safeguard that security
  • Understand the workings of modern operating systems, both in theory and in practice
  • Work with an operating system using administrative tools
  • Demonstrate significant technical depth in areas approved by the Department Chair
  • Understand the professional, historical, and social context of information technology and make reasoned judgments about the social and ethical implications of their actions

All students actively participate in the design, development, and evaluation of a sizable software system and present the results of those efforts.

The student, in conjunction with the Department Chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their background and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Careers in Computer Software Engineering

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
89%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Software Developers
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

1,114,000

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth for Software Developers, 2014-2024 (source BLS) National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

Projected Employment Growth for Software Developers, 2014-2024 (source: BLS) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • NTT Data Ringmaster Software Corp.
  • Contact Energy Red River
  • Rainworx Software DealerTrack Inc.
  • NewsBank BioRAFT
  • Red Hat Software MISys Inc.
  • Green Mountain Software PieMatrix
  • Bionic IBM
  • Vermont Technical College CSL Software Solutions Inc
  • Vermont Information Processing State of Vermont
  • Insurity Marathon Health
  • Aadco Medical Union Street Media
  • Mary Hitchcock Memorial Systems & Software
  • Union Mutual of Vermont UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Vertek Vermont Public Radio
  • Associate Analyst Associate Engineer Software
  • Associate Quality Engineer Data Remediation Analyst
  • Developer Helpdesk Technician
  • IT Associate Java Programmer
  • Jr. Software Engineer Jr. Developer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Server-Side Application Developer
  • Software Developer Software Engineer
  • System Developer Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist Test Development Technician
  • Web Designer Web Developer

News & Events

12Sep
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 19th among the Best Northeast Regional Colleges for 2019 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The college has risen in two important categories this year, in both the public college... Read More
29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More

Alumni

Allison Miller

  • Software Developer, Logic Supply, South Burlington, Vermont
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Software Engineering, 2010

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