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 all of the objectives 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 and 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, and 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 must 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 tis shown here.

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Who's hired Vermont Tech grads recently?

We’re impressed with the solid foundation VTC students have in software engineering. Their performance as interns has made it an easy decision to extend job offers upon graduation

Lou Kreig, president, Green Mountain Software

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Alumni

Allison Miller

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

Education & Career Opportunities

100

Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Computer Software Engineering

Vermont Tech Computer Software Engineering student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.

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