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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Software Engineering, B.S.

Major Code: 7075 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The software engineering major prepares students for careers as practicing professionals in software architecture, design, implementation, testing and evolution, or for graduate study. The engineering of software is multidisciplinary, spanning computer science, engineering economics, engineering problem solving, epistemology, human factors management, mathematics, quality control and safety.

The educational objectives of the bachelor of science degree program are to prepare students so that within a few years after graduation they will be leaders in the development of software where their primary role may be in requirements elicitation, software design, application development, software testing or software evolution; they will be actively engaged in continual professional development; and will be using their technical knowledge, interpersonal and personal skills and professional attitude to advance their careers, the careers of others and the organizations for which they work.

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering must complete the minimum course requirements outlined in the following curriculum. Because the subject matter of programming, algorithms and data structures form a critically important foundation for all advanced computer science and software engineering courses, the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for these advanced courses is a grade of C for each of the following courses: CSE 1001 , CSE 1002 , CSE 2010  and CSE 2120 .

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (CSE) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (MTH or Science) Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3

Spring (15 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 127

*Students select one laboratory science sequence (BIO 1010 /BIO 1020 , CHM 1101 /CHM 1102 , or PHY 1001 /PHY 2091  and PHY 2002 /PHY 2092 ). Students who complete the physics sequence may apply two credits toward the Restricted Elective (Science) requirement.