Explore the Software Engineering Program
Immerse in game design, virtual reality, software applications - software engineering being one of the fastest growing industries - it touches nearly every aspect of our lives and every sector of our economy. Students have a chance to work directly with some of the most advanced visualization and computer graphics available, not to mention vast career opportunities and open doors to some of the top tech companies in the world.
Software Engineering is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
Title:Average starting salary - $63,600 - $80,825
Title:Fastest growing career field
Title:30% increase in demand over the next decade
Title:Software Developer ranked in top 6 careers
Major in the making of you
A few classes you’ll take
With knowledge in the areas of programming, database management, and networking standards, your opportunities for working in your favorite technology industry are at your fingertips. Electives include, but are not limited to:
- Data Warehouse and Mining
- Gaming and Game Development
- 3D Simulation Programming
- Website Development
Add a minor
Students in this program can also seek a minor in Information Technology Management or a minor in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.
Areas of Emphasis
- Financial And E-commerce Systems
- Network-centric Systems
- Gaming, 3D Modeling & Simulation
Take your knowledge into careers such as database administrator, network systems analyst, and computer software engineer. Many of our interns and graduates land jobs at Amazon, NASA, Thrivent Financial, Microsoft, and Medtronic.
AT A GLANCE...
Gain knowledge in our Undergraduate Collaborative Learning and Experiential Applied Research Lab
Access to industry-leading software
Prepare yourself to work in one of the fastest growing industries
Explore careers in management, data warehousing, game development, and much more
A strong and technology-inspired curriculum
Learn the necessary skills to succeed in today’s technology-driven society
REAL. HANDS-ON. READY.
Meet your future professors
Mohammad HossainAssistant Professor
Mary CecilTeaching Specialist
Silvia PrestonTeaching Specialist
Image:Content:Changle Li, a transfer student from China and UMN Crookston graduate, recently discussed the numerous opportunities and “technical skills” that the University of Minnesota Crookston equipped him with, first with his positions at the United Nations International Institute of Global Health and then as a data analyst at Mitsubishi.
Image:Content:Vinayak Sharma, a native of New Delhi, India, never truly saw himself pursuing his undergraduate career in the United States. Continuing his education in a country other than his own was a thought that had not crossed Sharma’s mind until he flew halfway across the world in the 8th grade as part of Model United Nations, acting as a diplomat. Looking back, Sharma appreciates the steps he took that led him to where he is today.
Image:Content:Josh Kauck enjoyed programming when he was in high school, which, in turn, influenced his choice of software engineering as a possible major, and later, he added a second major in information technology management.
Image:Content:Alec Koepp and Timilehin “Tim” Adeniyi worked together to develop a tutorial that explains the step-by-step creation of a 3-D simulation of something real.