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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