Computer Software Engineering (BS)

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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.

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
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
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Alumni

Allison Miller

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

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