B.S. in Software Engineering Program By Iowa State University |Top Universities

B.S. in Software Engineering

B.S. in Software Engineering

  • QS World University Rankings
    =494
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
For the undergraduate curriculum in Software Engineering leading to the degree Bachelor of Science. This curriculum is accredited under the General Criteria and Software Engineering Program Criteria by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This curriculum is jointly administered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. The Software Engineering program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn software engineering fundamentals, to study applications of state-of-the art software technologies and to prepare for the practice of software engineering. The student-faculty interaction necessary to realize this opportunity occurs within an environment motivated by the principle that excellence in undergraduate education is enhanced by an integrated commitment to successful, long-term research and outreach programs. The software engineering curriculum offers emphasis areas in software engineering principles, process and practice. Students may also take elective courses in computer engineering and computer science. Within five years of graduation, the graduates should: 1. attain a productive career in Software Engineering or related fields; 2. attain leadership roles and become effective collaborators to advance professional and organizational goals; 3. engage in continuous learning and professional development. We expect that these objectives will be manifested in our graduates through the following five key attributes: (a) peer-recognized expertise, (b) engagement in professional practice, (c) sustained learning, (d) leadership and (e) teamwork. Demonstration of expertise involves applying state-of-the-art practices for solving problems in the design, development, validation, evolution and sustainment of (software) products. Demonstration of professional engagement involves contributing locally and globally to the use of ethical, competent, and creative practices in industry, academia or the public sector. Demonstration of sustained learning involves the ability to adapt to rapid technological, environmental, and organizational changes through self-study and group study and through opportunities of professional development or graduate study. Demonstration of leadership involves the ability to take initiative, and to facilitate the advancements of individuals and the community by influencing others and by having a widespread, positive impact on critical issues and projects. Finally, demonstration of teamwork involves the ability to work with collaborators who have varied expertise, and with diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds.