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Software Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

Can be taken as: Major, Minor

Software engineers design, develop and test complex software that applies computer technology to specific practical ends such as booking an airline ticket on-line, downloading e-mail or scanning items through a check-out line at the grocery store. They perform many of the same functions as general computer programmers, but software engineers apply the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of the software that enables computers to perform their many applications. This program offers students the opportunity to focus their studies on the skills needed to design and develop complex software systems.

In addition to technical complementary courses, students take general complementary courses in social sciences, management studies, and humanities. These courses allow students to develop specific interests in areas such as psychology, economics, management, or political science.

A Minor in Software Engineering is available to students enrolled in other Engineering Majors and may be taken in addition to the courses required for the B.Eng. degree. Minor programs normally consist of 18-24 credits, allowing 9-12 credits of overlap with the degree program. The real credit cost to the student is typically 9 to 15 credits, representing one term beyond the B.Eng. degree program.

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DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINES:

Bachelor of Software Engineering (B.S.E.) - Software Engineering (137 Credits)
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Minor Software Engineering (18 Credits)