Arizona State University

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Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Program Details

The online bachelor of science in software engineering degree at Arizona State University emphasizes flexibility in the context of project-driven engineering education, blending engineering, computing, project leadership and software construction.

ASU's bachelor of science in software engineering, offered online through the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is a unique project-driven curriculum, establishing a new model for software engineering education that is built around the concepts of engaged learning, discovery-based education and learning-by-doing. As a student in this degree, you will complete projects in every semester of the program, to provide increased professional skills in communication, teamwork, critical thinking and professionalism.

Graduates of this program are qualified to design and engineer innovative systems that may include mechanical and electrical components that interact with software. The program prepares you to enter the computing profession (most commonly as an application software engineer) or for advanced study in computing or an allied field. Upon graduation, you may pursue software engineering jobs related to creating video games and web applications, embedded systems, developing distributed applications or working on data, network, security or computer system administration.

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    100% Online
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Admissions into ASU requires successful completion of ASU competency requirements, or be accepted via ACT/SAT scores and/or individual review. 

Added requirements for software engineering include:

  • Minimum 1210 SAT combined evidence-based reading and writing plus math score (or 1140 if taken prior to March 5, 2016) or minimum 24 ACT combined score; or 3.00 minimum ABOR GPA; or class ranking in top 25 percent of high school class, and
  • Admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas. Deficiencies in both math and science are not acceptable.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)



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